Two micro pigs stolen from SE New Mexico vineyard

Leonard Tapia
October 05, 2017 06:25 PM

SEVEN RIVERS, N.M. -- The Balzano Vineyard and Pumpkin Patch is filled with animals this time of year. Visitors can cuddle bunnies, pet goats, and even chill with a tortoise.


But the two things people can’t enjoy anymore? A pair of micro pigs that were stolen in broad daylight Wednesday afternoon.  

"They're three months old and they're very, very tiny," said Janie Balzano, owner of Balzano Vineyard and Pumpkin Patch.

Balzano said whoever took the pigs didn’t have to do much. In fact, all they had to do was reach through a metal gate and scoop them right up.

"They're just pocket size. You could have put it in your pocket and walked away," Balzano said.

The pigs cost almost $2,000 each, but Balzano wasn’t looking to sell them. She said her main concern is the pigs' safety.

"They have a very specific diet," she said. "There's this very specific food that we have to purchase for them because their little stomachs don't react good to human food or any other kind of animal food."

Balzano is offering a reward for the pigs' return, no questions asked.

“Just return them and let me know where to send the money,” she said.  


Leonard Tapia

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