SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio's animal shelter has seen a recent influx of exotic animals, including a llama, a potbellied pig, horses, chickens, rabbits and quail.
Lisa Norwood, spokeswoman for Animal Care Services, tells the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1dEHTE0 ), "This is a different population than we're used to of dogs and cats. It's taxing on staff members and indicative of a larger problem."
The llama came Saturday after police got a call that it was holed up behind a business, the pig was found wandering Sunday. On Tuesday, animal officers rounded up a group of nine horses in one area and found the 10th running in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Norwood said the llama and pig, housed in side-by-side outdoor pens, have become buddies and talk to each other through the fence.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com
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