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.
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.
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.