PORK UPDATE: Unwanted Pig Finds New Home

An unwanted pig that has been menacing a Pitt County neighborhood now has a new home.

The pig first showed up last week on Old Snow Hill Road, that's outside of Ayden. The porker destroyed several gardens and overturned multiple trash cans and neighbors said they could get no help from authorities.

After WITN aired neighbors pleas for someone to take the pig away, that happened Wednesday morning. A Maury couple saw the broadcast and picked up the porker. They have plenty of land and say they plan to keep the pig as a pet and give her a happier life.


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A wandering pig has been damaging property in a neighborhood in the Pitt County area for several days and neighbors say no one is helping them capture the pig.

According to residents on Old Snow Hill Road in Pitt County, they can't get relief from a pig who has made a new home out of their yards.

The pig has destroyed many gardens along with eating their trash. Neighbors say they have woken up to the pig knocking down their trash cans. Residents have been told police nor animal control can come and capture the pig because the damage is outside city limits for the police and animal control can only respond if the animal is aggressive or rabid.

One resident says she now worries her children will get hurt playing outside. "We also have a 2-year-old that plays outside and I wouldn't want her to think its a dog. It's obviously not and could actually be dangerous," said Jessica Insinga.

Residents have tried to call multiple local farms. However, no one will come get the pig in the 600 block of Old Snow Hill Road.

The Pitt County Sheriffs Department as well as Ayden police referred rose to animal control. Patti Rose says animal control told her unless its a rabid animal or has harmed someone they can not come and get it.


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A woman in Pitt County says there is a pig on the loose, and it’s causing big problems.

Patti Rose of Ayden took pictures of the uninvited guest in her garden last week. Rose says she is concerned about the pig because it has been wandering Old Snow Hill Road looking for food, water, and refuge from the sun for the past few days.

The location is near Ayden but is not in the town limits.

Rose says the pig has also been causing problems for the community. She says the pig tore up her zucchini plants, devoured a row of onions, and dug numerous amounts of holes in the mud.

So far Rose says she has tried calling animal control, but they said they only deal with cats, dogs, and rabid animals. We tried calling animal control, but have yet to get a response.


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  • by bret Location: walton on Jun 16, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    i miss you patty and jess, pattyanne and jose and the kids :D
  • by Original C on Jun 16, 2011 at 04:31 AM
    Connie: I'd take that suggestion if I liked pork chops. I'm more of a steaks-and-burgers kinda guy...
  • by Connie Location: Greenville on Jun 15, 2011 at 08:36 PM
    to Original C? looks like you need to get your pork chop in the store :)
  • by Cindy Lou Hoo Location: Hooville on Jun 15, 2011 at 08:26 PM
    Mmmmm, bacon!
  • by oh my Location: g ville on Jun 15, 2011 at 08:10 PM
    Show him some scrambled eggs I'll bet he will run.
  • by I-95 northbound lanes are open Location: South of the Mason Dixon Line on Jun 15, 2011 at 07:46 PM
    Just looking at those pig ears got me drooling for some hog head cheese as my late grandmother called it. Had to go to Food Lion and get some. It's labeled "souse" nowadays. It's highly addictive. Bet you Yanks would like some chittlins. They'll help yer driving skills.
  • by Ken Location: Greenville on Jun 15, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    Some pig.
  • by Original C on Jun 15, 2011 at 01:32 PM
    I must agree with what's already been said..how hard is this? Do the math: 1 marauding pig, 1 disgruntled resident, 1 rifle, = no more pig. Simple, really.
  • by betty on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    I think you all should knock it off. There is kids being killed in car crashes everyday and families being torn apart. All you guys can do is pick fights with northern/southern people. Who cares where you are from, the only thing that matters is how you treat the people you come in contact with southern or northern people. People are people. You all should get a life. And yes, I am from up north but have lived down here for 25 years. So don't tell me where I should live or go. Thank you.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2011 at 08:50 PM in reply to betty
      Lighten up! You're in Dixie now.
  • by B Location: Gville on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    Well the little pig lucked out! Good-by to the most entertaining story and comments WITN has had in a while. We all needed a good laugh, no one was hurt (including the pig) and the property damage wasn't too bad. Thanks WITN. Now let's all go out for barbecue!
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