NYers fight to keep pigs as pets

In a city of high-rises and tiny apartments, pigs are found mainly on

menus. Except in the case of a handful of pig lovers who, due to New York City's ban on farmyard animals, are forced to care for their swine in secret.

Danielle Forgione and her daughter, Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and her daughter, Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and her daughter, Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and her daughter Olivia, 3, with Petey, the family's pet pig next to his bed wrapped in a "Knick" blanket, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and her daughter Olivia, 3, with Petey, the family's pet pig next to his bed wrapped in a "Knick" blanket, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and her daughter Olivia, 3, with Petey, the family's pet pig next to his bed wrapped in a "Knick" blanket, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione, left, and her daughter Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione, left, and her daughter Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione, left, and her daughter Olivia, 3, play with Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione's family pet pig Petey, walks around next to his bed wrapped in a "Knick" blanket, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione's family pet pig Petey, walks around next to his bed wrapped in a "Knick" blanket, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione's family pet pig Petey, walks around next to his bed wrapped in a "Knick" blanket, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Queens, N.Y. An article of the city’s Health Department code prohibits owning pigs as pets. after a neighbor complained about Petey to the co-op board, Forgione is scrambling to sell her home after being told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Queens, N.Y. An article of the city’s Health Department code prohibits owning pigs as pets. after a neighbor complained about Petey to the co-op board, Forgione is scrambling to sell her home after being told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Queens, N.Y. An article of the city’s Health Department code prohibits owning pigs as pets. after a neighbor complained about Petey to the co-op board, Forgione is scrambling to sell her home after being told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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