Holland makes it clear: Pet pigs are OK

Posted at 11:14 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 11:14:34-04

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — The western Michigan city of Holland is opening itself up to be a home to pet pigs.

The Holland City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance amendment allowing for the keeping of miniature pigs as household pets within city limits. The Holland Sentinel reports the change came after an inquiry from a Holland resident on whether she would be allowed to keep a miniature pig.

A miniature pig is considered one that won’t grow to exceed 120 pounds (54 kilograms). City Manager Keith Van Beek says it was previously a “gray area” in the city’s regulations.

Community and Neighborhood Services Director Mark Vanderploeg says miniature pigs will be treated like dogs are in the city’s pet ordinance.