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#1 Old 10-30-2007, 09:00 PM
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I may be posting this in the wrong forum... oh well, move it if you must. I guess this can be debated.


WINONA, Minn. - A woman wants abuse charges filed against an acquaintance who was pet-sitting for her potbellied pig and allowed the animal to get fat.

Michelle Schmitz said her pig, Alaina Templeton, weighed 50 pounds when Schmitz left her with a co-worker who offered to care for the animal in February, when Schmitz went on medical leave to recover from ankle surgeries....


After reading this, I began to wonder what the average weight for a pot belly pig was... so I looked it up. It appears that they average between 120 and 150 pounds. 50 pounds seemed WAY TOO SMALL for a pig to me. My Sweet Pea (dog) weighs about that.

Your thoughts? I think the owner was starving the pig in the first place. The pet-sitter DEFINATELY should have taken off the collar... that was just recklessness.
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#2 Old 10-31-2007, 07:30 AM
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the article says she kept the pig on a "strict diet."

personally, i think both women need to be investigated for recklessness in this case.
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Ah, a pig on a "diet" and the resulting lawsuit. Only in America!

"Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame
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At least she wasn't fattening the pig up for bacon...

I think no one in the situation is fit to car for the piggie.. I'll take him/her!
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The story makes no sense. The pig was her life but she left it with someone and didnt even know where she lived? It took her 9 months to find it? Poor little pig. Neither seem worthy to own animals.
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