Pigs centre of attention at pound

Two new arrivals are hogging all the attention at New Plymouth’s pound.

The pair of young kune kune were found trotting along Heta Rd about three weeks ago.

The adorable duo are both female and are thought to be about four or five months old.

New Plymouth District Council staff member Jacqueline Baker said the team at the pound would like to get the pigs back to their rightful home.

“They’re cute as, but they’re growing fast and we’d really like to find their owner,” she said.

There’s never a boring moment with the pair, who are both used to human contact.

They’ve been given the run of the pound’s new “Pig Palace”, complete with their own muddy puddle.

If they’re not claimed, the pigs will be put up for adoption.

“They’re definitely pets, so we’d be looking for a vegetarian and/or pet-loving home for them” Baker said.

The pound is also home to two goats, as well as some great dogs at the moment too.

The council’s Animal Council Officers impound about 600 dogs each year, which are held at the Rifle Range Road pound before being returned to their owner or sometimes a new owner.

Anyone who know’s where the pigs belong, or who would like to adopt a new best friend, can phone the council on 06-759 6060.