Piggy pals at NPDC's Pound

15 February 2019

Two new arrivals are hogging all the attention at the NPDC Pound.

The pair of young kune kune were found trotting along Heta Road about three weeks ago.

The adorable duo are both female and are thought to be about four or five months old.

“They’re cute as, but they’re growing fast and we’d really like to find their owner,” says NPDC External Relations Manager Jacqueline Baker.

“So if you know where they belong, call us on 06-759 6060.”

There’s never a boring moment with the pair, who are both used to human contact.

They’ve been given the run of the Pound’s new “Pig Palace”, complete with their own muddy puddle.

If they’re not claimed, the pigs will be put up for adoption.

“They’re definitely pets, so we’d be looking for a vegetarian and/or pet-loving home for them.” 

The NPDC Pound is also home to two goats – a white female that has been found a home and a small black billy – as well as some great dogs at the moment too.

So if you’re looking for your next best friend, get in touch by calling 06-759 6060 or through the NPDC website newplymouthnz.com.

NPDC’s Animal Council Officers impound about 600 dogs each year which are held at the Rifle Range Road pound before being returned to their owner or sometimes a new owner.
Kune kune pigs Rifle Range Road pound February 2019