Florida city wants to take away pig
The city of Coral Springs wants to take away a little pig from a boy with Downs Syndrome. Video by ktnv.comvideo
(KTNV) -- A Florida family is fighting the city of Coral Springs to keep the one thing that say helps their son who has Down's Syndrome -- his pig.
The legal battle started when the city learned that 8-year-old Kason Ray had a miniature pig named Twinkie as a pet. The family says that Twinkie is not just a pet though. She is really more of a therapeutic pig.
The city says that pigs are livestock and not allowed within city limits and they are threatening to fine the family $500 per day if they keep the pig.
But, there may be a loophole.
If the family can show that the pig is a medical necessity, they may be able to keep Twinkie.
However, the pig is only six-weeks-old and animals must be a year old before they can be certified as therapy animals.
The family says that Kason does have a prescription for Twinkie and that he should be allowed to keep the pig under the Americans With Disabilities Act.