Montgomery County man still waiting to learn if he can keep potbellied pig

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The case against the man with a pet potbellied pig in Montgomery County – has hit a standstill.

This story made national headlines after NewsChannel 13 first broke it nearly one year ago.

It was a battle between the village of Canajoharie, and Wyverne Flatt and his potbellied pig, Ellie. The village was trying to force Flatt to get rid of his pig, saying having a pig for a pet violates village law.

Flatt argued Ellie is his emotional support animal, and he went to court more than a dozen times to fight this. The village was threatening to take him to trial. Groups of people showed up to court supporting Flatt, saying “let him keep his pig”.

Flatt now tells NewsChannel 13’s Subrina Dhammi he hasn’t heard from the Canajoharie village attorneys in months.

He says the village asked him to pay a fee to register Ellie the pig as an “unusual pet” a few months ago. That’s the last time he heard anything about this.

NewsChannel 13 reached out to the village Wednesday – putting in calls to the mayor and the village clerk asking about the status of this case. The village clerk called back and said any comment must come from the mayor, who NewsChannel 13 is still trying to get in touch with.

We are also planning to meet with Flatt next week to bring you more updates on this case.