Nadine Darsanlal

Forgione family, Petey the Pig and State Sen. Tony Avella at a press conference calling for a change to New York's pet pig rules Feb. 19. 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens Lawmaker Urges City To Change Rules Against Pet Pigs

Danielle Forgione said she legally bought Petey the miniature Juliana pig last year to help her children cope with the sudden death of their uncle. But the city has since cited Forgione for harboring an illegal animal.


Nadeen Darsanlal her pig Wilbur (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Queens Veteran Claims She’s Faced ‘Complete Harassment’ Over Pet Pig

Pet pig owner Nadine Darsanlal said someone complained about Wilbur.


Nadine Darsanlal with her dog Harvey and her pig Wilbur (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Pig Delivers Therapy To Navy Vet In Queens, Accompanies Dog

Animals of all kinds can do wonders for people recovering from illnesses or injuries, but one of them doesn’t quite blend in on the streets of Queens.