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CdA Panel Rejects Pot-Bellied Pigs

Charis Adams, 6, sits on her couch while her family's pet pot-bellied pig, Penelope, enters the living room Monday in their Post Falls home. The Adams have owned Penelope since adopting her from a breeder nearly two years ago. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Jerome A. Pollos)

Pot-bellied pigs won't be added to the city of Coeur d'Alene's list of acceptable pets, after a subcommittee Monday denied a pig owner's request to expand the ordinance to include oinkers like his. Pot-bellied pigs are allowed in Post Falls, but only inside Coeur d'Alene homes zoned in Residential 1 neighborhoods - a designation only befitting the larger Indian Meadows subdivision. Zak Adams, a Post Falls resident looking to move his family to Coeur d'Alene - pig included - asked the Lake City to broaden its animal ordinance to allow pot-bellied pigs in more neighborhoods. “She just hangs out,” he said of his low-maintenance family pet, Penelope. But the General Services subcommittee said it doesn't want to open the barn door allowing more livestock inside city boundaries/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the General Services Committee decision to not allow pot-bellied pigs inside Coeur d'Alene city limits?


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