PENDLETON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) – A neighborhood in Falmouth is being overrun by potbelly pigs, but now, the folks at Atti’s Acres say they are stepping in to help.
It started as 15 pigs, to begin with, but then spawned into hundreds of pigs all living on one Pendleton County farm. Lori Tristan, who was hoping to start a rescue for these animals, declined our request for an interview. The breeding at her farm in Falmouth has gotten out of control, but with the help of Atti’s Acres of Butler County, she has separated the genders and fenced them all in.
This was after the neighbors complained of escapees ending up in their yard. We’re told the pigs are not feral and none of them have shown signs of aggression.
Atti’s Acres is now trying to get the pigs to a safer location. They will need to be spayed or neutered. We’re told most are facing euthanization if something isn’t done soon.
As many of the pigs as possible need to be rehomed by September 14.
Tristan is due in court on September 18, she is facing numerous charges for releasing into the wild.
You can donate to Atti’s Acres here. The donations will help Atti’s spay and neuter them.