Valley Center community rallies for pot-bellied pet

The young pot-bellied pig who gained local notoriety after he was found wandering around a Valley Center neighborhood last week is in protective custody, awaiting placement in a foster home.

City and animal league officials hope to find Vince a permanent place to live soon. He’ll be released to a foster family as early as the end of this week.


It’s unclear where the pig came from. He may have been dumped by his owners.

It didn’t take long before the city’s animal control officer, Frank Miller, arrived to find the pig.

He took it to the public works building, where staff named it Vince. The pig was eventually taken to Ark Valley Animal Hospital to be held for the required 10 days, which gives the owner time to reclaim it.

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