Strathcona County family may have to say goodbye to pig

Michelle Kropp talks to her pot-bellied pig Eli on the front porch of her home in Sherwood Park...

Michelle Kropp talks to her pot-bellied pig Eli on the front porch of her home in Sherwood Park Alta., on June 3, 2014. The family may have to give up Eli following a bylaw complaint. (David Bloom/QMI Agency)

Dave Lazzarino, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

A Strathcona County family may be saying farewell to a member of their household unless he can stop being such a pig. When Michelle Kropp and her family moved into their home on Clearwater Lane in Sherwood Park, she says she thought they could bring Eli, a potbellied pig they had adopted when he was orphaned, with them. And at first there wasn't a problem. Eli had lived with them in their previous home in town and no one had said anything, despite the fact that county bylaw prohibits pigs living in homes in urban areas. But recently, a call from a neighbour to the local bylaw office changed that.

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