It must have seemed like such a good idea at the time - buy a micro pig to be part of the family!
When mum of two Donna Davidson first bought Taz, he was no bigger than a little Jack Russell, weighing a tiny 7lb.
Four years later and Taz has ballooned to a hefty 300lb – and the family are facing eviction.
Because Taz is now classed as a farmyard animal (!) Donna has been told she has to give up her council house, unless she moves him out.
Donna - who seems to be hankering for her own menagerie in Leicestershire - also has two ferrets, two tortoises and three dogs, not to mention two sons (aged 20 and 21) at home.
She's been looking for a new home for her family and furry friends, but hasn't had any luck – private landlords are put off by her mini petting zoo, and she can't apply for a council house in a new area that she doesn't already live in.
"Looking for a new place to live for all of us is a nightmare, she said. "I've applied to every single council in Leicestershire and had no luck so now I'm searching further afield. I can't let him go.
"I don't look at him like an animal he's a part of the family. I treat him like he's one of my children. I'm an animal lover and I've got to keep us all together.There's not an animal on this planet that I don't like but I've loved pigs since I was a small child.
"He's got a baby's music box with colourful buttons and he presses them at night to get a song. If the music finishes before he's asleep, he pushes the buttons again. He absolutely loves music."
A council spokeswoman said: "We visited this tenant after a complaint about animals at the property and advised her that keeping farm animals is a breach of her tenancy agreement.
"We will revisit next week to assess the situation. Our focus is on encouraging this tenant to find a suitable home for the pig and we have not yet started eviction proceedings.
"We are trying to re-home the pig."
What a stinker.
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