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Heather White may have to bid farewell to Tilly due to a city ordinance forbidding pot bellied pigs. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

A tizzy over Tilly: Will Akeley allow pot-bellied pigs

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Tilly, a pot bellied pig, may be facing eviction in Akeley.

Owner Tania Sorvisto arrived at the council meeting this week with daughters Heather, 5, and Danielle, 7, White to request the ordinance prohibiting Vietnamese pot bellied pigs in the city be revisited.


The pig, she said, is litter box trained and considered a house pet.

Benjamin Taylor, who accompanied Sorvisto, said the pigs are considered to be one of the most intelligent of house pets.

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