Despite new fencing, pig problem persists

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—They say good fences make good neighbors, and that was what was hoped for after Lancaster General District Court Judge John Martin last month ordered Janice Baylor to repair a fence and round up the unknown number of loose pigs that roam the Iberis Road neighborhood.

Baylor returned to Lancaster General District Court on Wednesday, October 6, to answer to 19 misdemeanor charges of animals running at large and permitting livestock to run on public roadways. She pleaded not guilty to all charges.

County animal control officer James Abbott testified that he had walked the repaired fence the day prior and found it to be “90% complete.”

Stuart Smith, who has been working on the fence, testified that the work was now complete and he was “helping to round up the baby pigs.” He estimated there were “80-60 adults and 30-40 babies, but not that many outside of the fence.”

However, neighbors say the problem is hardly fixed since….[to-view-more]