Bubbles, the potbellied pig, needs a new home

GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- Dogs and cats are mainstays at local shelters, but when a pig comes in, that's something different.

Action 13 has come to the aid of dogs, birds, gators, snakes, now Bubbles, the potbellied pig. The folks at the Galveston Island Humane Society need help finding her a home.

It looks like Bubbles the potbellied pig has all she really needs, a relaxing bath and nice people to take care of her. But Bubbles is not at home.

Caroline Pate with the Galveston Island Humane Society said, "Bubbles came in to us a couple of days ago. She was surrendered because the family that most recently had her found that they could not keep her in the home they were living in."

While Pate and the rest of the staff at the Galveston Island Humane Society have really taken to Bubbles, she can't stay here long-term. It's not the first time a potbellied pig has come through here.

Pate said, "I think they are obviously very cute, it looks like a lot of fun, people see them as little bitty pets, get them when they can hold them in their hands and snuggle with them, and find out they grow to be quite large animals."

Bubbles is house-trained and ready for adoption. She's not the most unusual animal to take up temporary residency at the Humane Society.

"We get a variety of snakes, we go through a series of having things like rats and mice and then the typical pocket pets, gerbils and things like that," Pate said.

Bubbles may be getting all the attention, but the real problem is with common ordinary house cats.

Pate explained, "In the late spring, early summer, the cats are breeding and we are getting cats and kittens every single day."

If you have your heart set on a pig, contact the Galveston Island Humane Society at 409-740-1919 and they can fill you in on what's required to take Bubbles home.
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