Pig Owners to Appeal Case to Jonesboro Council Next Week - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR

Pig Owners to Appeal Case to Jonesboro Council Next Week

JONESBORO, AR - Pigs have never been as popular in Jonesboro as Indians...since Indians are, at least for the moment, the sports teams at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, while the Razorback pig is the symbols of the University of Arkansas' teams.

But John and Michelle Eaton of Jonesboro are hog wild about their beloved potbellied pig Rooty.  And they're willing to fight City Hall to keep their family pet at home.  K8 News introduced you to Rooty and the Eatons last week.

The couple now says they will make their case to Jonesboro aldermen at a City Council meeting April 17.  City codes prohibit live swine within city limits.

But the Eatons say Rooty is not your typical pig.  They say potbellied pigs like Rooty aren't the same as the pigs on a farm.  For example, potbellied pigs are smaller, can be litter box trained and eat dog food.

If the city council turns them down, the Eatons say they're prepared to leave the city.  John Eaton says he's talked with Paragould officials who would allow Rooty to live in city limits.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

    Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

    Thursday, November 23 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-11-24 04:35:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Most shoppers began their Black Friday shopping a day early, going to stores Thursday night to pick up on bargains.  

    Most shoppers began their Black Friday shopping a day early, going to stores Thursday night to pick up on bargains.  

  • Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

    Johnny Cash boyhood home considered for historic nomination

    Thursday, November 23 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-11-24 01:34:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.             

    The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash is being considered as a nominee for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.             

  • Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Volunteers serve nearly 2,000 Thanksgiving meals

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-23 21:55:36 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 6:04 PM EST2017-11-23 23:04:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

    Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones and enjoy good food, but since that is not an option for everyone, members of the Jonesboro community came together to make sure as many people as possible were fed.

Powered by Frankly