Hope no one sees my service camel.
Earlier in the public hearing the two spoke to council passionately about their pet, Bruiser, and shared a long list of myths about mini-pigs. Lisa Hanes told council that Bruiser serves as an emotional support animal for her.
City staff told the council that under the Americans with Disability Act, dogs, and in some cases, miniature horses trained to perform tasks for disabled people, are allowed as service animals. Emotional support animals could be allowed with a medical recommendation, and a determination by the city manager.
Besides pigs, the ordinance would also prohibit as pets horses, cows, sheep, goats, gulls, raccoons, deer, squirrels, geese and other “domestic, domesticated, exotic or wild animals.”
“Common household pets” like guinea pigs, reptiles, birds and rabbits would be allowed. Bees and chickens would be allowed with permits.
Bruiser The Pig Forced Out Of Town
Hanes said her frustration also comes from the fact that during Monday’s appeal hearing, she and her husband were not allowed to present prior evidence that Magsalay doctored photos depicting Bruiser’s excrement was worse than it was. Murdock had thrown that evidence out prior to the initial July hearing and because of that it could not be presented during Monday’s appeal, according to Hanes.
“We couldn’t say anything that wasn’t presented in that initial hearing,” said Hanes. “We had to present a case that was a joke from the beginning.”
Doctored Pictures Not Allowed In Bruiser’s Case
Ray Magsalay cites odor but I think it’s just intolerance.
Bruiser, the pot-bellied pig that was booted out of his Pacific Grove home, has yet to actually leave. That’s despite his owners Lisa and Mark Hanes being ordered to relinquish their beloved pet.
Instead, the Hanes continue to hope things change as fees to keep Bruiser while they wait for an appeal continue to escalate. Since August 22, the Hanes have had to pay a fine of $50 a day. On Tuesday that fee escalates to $500 a day.
Pork Payments Piling Up
The owneea of a pet pig vowed this week to
appeal a decision by a hearing officer that the animal has
The dispute arose after the Hanes’ neighbor, Ray
Magsalay, made complaints to the city that the odor from the pig’s feces wafted into his property. The Haneses have
accused Magsalay of stalking them.
The family also has a cat and two large dogs, which Mark
Hanes said contributes to about 75 percent of their pets’ animal excrement, leading the Haneses to wonder why the city hasn’t also compelled them to relocate their dogs. Lisa Hanes said she’s had Bruiser certified as an emotional support animal.
Bruiser The Pig Will Appeal