A woman wants abuse charges filed against an acquaintance who was pet-sitting for her potbellied pig and allowed the animal to get fat.
She left her pet pig to a willing co-worker while she was on medical leave. Nine months later, her pig’s weight tripled from 50 pounds to 150 pounds.
When she tried to recover the pig in April, Schmitz said the co-worker wouldn’t return her calls. She said that she didn’t know where the woman lived and that when she finally found the woman’s farm Saturday, she discovered that Alaina’s neck had grown around her collar and that the pig had trouble breathing.
She cried three days after she discovered her pet’s weight problem. “That pig is my life,” said Michelle Schmitz, who has a tattoo of Alaina’s name, the pig.
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