James Burrill Angell

June 7th, 2013 at 2:21 PM ^

Unless there is some kind of local Ann Arbor ordinance restricting the keeping of livestock, potbelly pigs are kept as normal pets around the state. I'd sooner a dog but I live in a very suburban (far from farm area) part of Detroit and I have a neighbor I see walking their pig in the morning. Not exactly normal but not unheard of. Not like they had a freaking waterbuffalo living with them.


June 7th, 2013 at 2:40 PM ^

Hopefully, this link works (LINK), otherwise, just drill down to Title IX, Chapter 107 of the municipal code for animal regulations in Ann Arbor. 

9.38.1 reads: "No person shall keep or house any animals or domestic fowl within the City except dogs, cats, rabbits, canaries or small animals commonly classified as pets which are customarily kept or housed inside dwellings as household pets."

So, I assume potbelly pigs are OK. Of course, 9.38.4 basically says that nothing is stopping someone from complaining anyway. 


June 7th, 2013 at 2:20 PM ^

I read that title and thought, PIG ROAST.  After seeing the tweet... I still think that.

NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT. (Genetically born to be meat eaters, and all.)


June 7th, 2013 at 2:24 PM ^

I am reading this as a real farm where Dr. Hamlet III can be with his own kind, rather than the euphamistic farm up north. In either case, I hope he is well!


June 7th, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

plenty of apartments have strict no-pet policies, and many that allow pets have specific guidelines as to what kind of pets are allowable.

Or maybe they discovered that Dr. Hamlet wasn't housetrained and wasn't interested in learning.


June 7th, 2013 at 2:32 PM ^

I knew it would only be a matter of time before Dr. Hamlet would have to leave. I figured it would cause too much media. What a blow to the team!!! joking of course.. Hope the pig loves the new farm.