ACS picks up pair of pigs roaming far East, SW Side neighborhoods

Pigs, swine illegal in city of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Officials with Animal Care Services picked up two young pigs in the last week who were found wandering in separate neighborhoods.

Harley, a brown pig, was found last week on the Southwest Side off Boling Brook Street. 

ACS officials said a resident found him with a red harness and a trailing rope. 

The resident corralled the pig into his backyard and called ACS.

Quinn, a pink pig, was found roaming Wednesday on the far East Side off Castle Inn Drive. 

A resident got the pig to safety and called ACS.

Pigs or any swine are not allowed in the city of San Antonio so the pair will go to a rescue outside the city that has the capability to care for them. 

Officials said the lost livestock spotlight the need for greater understanding of the animal ordinances in our community.

The city’s Animal Care Services Department is seeking resident input on a number of draft revisions to local animal laws.

Residents can read more about the proposed changes and get information on upcoming public meetings here. 

A final set of recommended revisions will be presented to city leaders in September.

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