A new bylaw in Morinville will allow pigs within town limits.
 
After a presentation by Sgt. William Norton, manager of Enforcement Services, council decided to revamp their current bylaw to allow for more options.
 
"Our past bylaw did include a process for approving unique animals, but focused on fowl at that point," said Barry Turner, mayor of Morinville.
 
The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw will now open up ownership to include all types of unique animals. Unique animals are considered pets other than cats, dogs and fowl. 
 
"We also mitigated some of the requests that I have heard from the community, that we didn't want to be overrun by a bunch of fowl or swine," added Turner.
 
To start, Morinville will allow a maximum of six households to possess a unique animal per year.
 
Pig and other unique animal owners will have to renew their pet licences annually.
 
According to Norton, multiple residents already own pot-bellied and teacup pigs in town. 

 

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