New Jersey Woman Keeps 26 Pigs in an RV

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Florence Gruber of Paulsboro, N.J. isn't going on a road trip in her RV any time soon. According to the article by Gina Bittner in Gloucester County Times section of NJ.com, the vehicle is currently home to Gruber's 26 pigs. Originally starting with four small swine, Gruber claims she had no intention of amassing so many.
The unconventional sty has caught the attention of neighbors and the Paulsboro council, leading to a municipal court date on May 7 for Gruber to discuss the animals and their housing. The council president says they are fighting the issue because the pigs, while cute, are starting to make the surrounding area smell, and neighbors are also worried about the safety of the animals.

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Gruber claims that her neighbors have no issue with her pigs and that some even welcome the animals onto their property. She says that any complaints about the scent have been minor and that her collection of pigs has never hurt anyone.

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All of Gruber's pigs have been spayed or neutered, and she had several animal agencies come to her home and approve the pigs' housing as humane and safe. Overall, Gruber is not content keeping her pigs in these conditions either. The animals used to live in her yard, but had to be moved into the RV due to flooding after Hurricane Irene.

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Gruber and her lawyers are challenging her municipal court date, but regardless of the outcome, Gruber has decided to put some her pigs up for adoption.

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artin siraki

oink oink

March 26 2012 at 5:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gilbert

I guess an RV is a step up for most of the "pigs" that live in trailer parks!

March 24 2012 at 12:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gilbert

I guess an RV is a step up for most to "Pigs" that live in trailer parks!

March 24 2012 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
janice

susan,,,,,,,,,,,,ordinance watcher............i didn't mean to vote for your comment. i think it's none of your business. i'm sure she doesn't keep them in there 24/7. why don't you check out the ordinance on how many animals are killed every day by your state!!

March 24 2012 at 11:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
WINNER!!!!!!

I raise Pigs and as long as your Zoning is good and the Feed and Water and security is in place. The Neighbors can kiss my Ass!... My food for my Family comes 1st!!!

March 24 2012 at 8:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susan

Pigs are smart, maybe she can adopt them out, but how can she be sure that they "won't" be eaten? Even sold to a farmer gives an unsure future too. Living in a RV is not good though, they need to be outside and have access to your garage or a shed at night time for safety from other night feeders that might roam your area. Too many pigs though. My town does not even allow that many dogs in a household so why should pigs be there. Isn't there and ordinance that states if "farm animals" are allowed in her area. You cannot have a pig, horse, cow, chickens , turkeys, or goats,sheep either. Even if it was a pet, it is not allowed.

March 24 2012 at 2:30 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
g5user1usa

Yumm... An unlimited supply of pork chops and bacon.

March 23 2012 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul

I thought they were talking about my family vacation!

March 23 2012 at 10:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lito Abelardo

Writers do not follow the grammatical rules these days. Any word that could sensationalize the event is good enough for them. They always choose the highest sounding words to catch attention regardless of the meaning and often times the truth. We could say that a massive number of writers use a large amount of excessive description of events to create fear and catch the most attention.

March 23 2012 at 10:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rudymags

..she lends new meaning to the term...'road hog'....

March 23 2012 at 5:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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