Someone turned loose what look like 8 pot bellied pigs in two different communities in the Litchfield Hills last week. Three of the pigs, which animal control officers estimate to be 125-150 pounds, have been wandering the area of Romford Rd. in Washington, while 5 more turned up on private property in the Town of Kent. The Danbury News Times has the story:
'"It took about one week for the word to finally get around town. Now, everywhere I go, that's all I hear, 'How are the pigs doing?' Animal Control Officer Cynthia Brissett said Wednesday.
Brissett, who has been feeding them every day, said she wants to find a safe place, like a special sanctuary, for them. But first she has to catch them.
Five pigs, who Brissett thinks are from the same litter, were also discovered around the same time in Kent, but because they ended up on private property, town officials there aren't taking action like Washington officials are, Brissett said.
The Kent pigs are 'wandering on private property up there,' Brissett said, adding the propety owner, whose name she declined to reveal, feeds them."
Pot bellied pigs are kept by some people as pets but with any exotic animal, having them in the home is a great responsibility and not without complications. And anyone who has a pair of these animals in the house and does not spay or neuter them is asking for a litter. Needless to say, whoever abandoned the pigs is as irresponsible and thoughtless as someone who drowns kittens.