Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT120 - (Mba-Service-Pig) WINNIPEG. x-14s. One little piggie is staying home -- for now. Podgy the pot-bellied pig has been granted a reprieve by officials in Winnipeg. The city ruled earlier this year that Podgy wasn't a pet and had to go, but its owner then claimed the pig as a service animal. Emily Sydor says Podgy helps with her mental health. She told a city hall committee today that because her pig helps her, she wants to get it outside each day for some exercise. ("..for walks.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The city has issued a temporary permit allowing Sydor to keep her pig as long as it is trained and qualifies as a legitimate service animal. Sydor is to return to city hall next year with an update on the pig's training. …

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