Family wins legal battle to keep pet pig

HOA told family to get rid of pig or face foreclosure

SPRING, Texas - Monday, a judge ruled a Spring family can keep their pet pot-bellied pig, Wilbur, in their home.

"Relief," said Missy Sardo, Wilbur's owner. "It's unbelievable."

Wilbur's owners, the Sardo family, have been fighting this battle for more than a year now. They said their pet pig is part of the family.

"It's like one of my kids, only more well-behaved," said Alex Sardo. "I would do anything for him."

The family said their homeowner's association was objecting to Wilbur. They said The Thicket at Cypresswood Community Improvement Association told them they were in violation of deed restrictions. The family was ordered to get rid of Wilbur or face a possible foreclosure and hefty fines.

Monday, the judge ruled in favor of the Sardo family, granting their little piggie the right to stay in his home.

"Don't let your HOA push you around," said Missy Sardo.

The family celebrated the win with Wilbur in their home. They gave him an extra special treat of carrots and his favorite food, strawberries.

Wilbur is a popular pig with thousands of Facebook fans: https://www.facebook.com/#!/WilburSardo

He also has a website www.wilbursardo.com with a live web cam.

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