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What’s going on with pigs? Tyler Animal Shelter finds 2 in December

Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 2:41 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 5:42 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler Animal Services found two pigs in Tyler in December.

Shawn Markmann, Director of Animal Services, said the pigs were spotted this month, one adult pig on East Houston and one piglet on Old Bullard.

“Every once in a while we get two or three a year in town. Whether they are wild hogs or whether they are pets,” Markmann said, but it is rare to see two back-to-back non-feral pigs like this.

He said there are many factors that can lead to a pig getting loose.

“One of them, the lady said that her pig was stolen and then taken to the park,” Markmann said.

Ultimately, hogs and swine are not allowed in Tyler.

Markmann said the owner of the found adult pig, surrendered the animal to the shelter because it is illegal to have swine in Tyler. The pig was rescued.

The piglet is still at the shelter. To reclaim the piglet or for more information, call 903-535-0045.

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