EATON — Two pot belly pigs found wandering in the county will be offered for sale in December if no one claims them.
The Preble County Sheriff’s Office has possession of the two animals which were found “at large” on Oct. 26. If the animals are not claimed and returned home by Dec. 12, they will be offered for sale on Friday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office.
Neighbors had called to express worries that the pigs were in their yards, but no neighbor had information on ownership, according to Sheriff Michael Simpson.
“We were dispatched three different times on them, the first two times the deputies were unable to secure the pigs or locate owners,” Simpson said on Monday, Nov. 28. “On the third time we still could not locate owners for the hogs, but this time we were able to capture them.”
The pigs were taken to a “care center,” that has expressed interest in owning them if they do not sell on Dec. 16, Simpson said. The center has helped the Sheriff’s Department out with animal complaints in the past.
The location of the pigs has been advertised, but at press time, nobody had come forth to claim them.
“If somebody came forward we would probably ask for proof that the hogs belonged to them, rather than just release them to whomever,” Sheriff Simpson added.
The owner can claim the pigs by reaching out to the Preble County Sheriff’s Office by Monday, Dec. 12, at noon.
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