Joanna Tierno wants to

Keep Wilbur in his Staten Island home

Wilbur is a beloved pet and is not a threat to anyone

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Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

It will be so tragic if Wilbur can't stay in his home or is taken away!

Watch: Staten Islander seeks help saving her pig, Wilbur
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- If you thought the fictional Wilbur from children's classic Charlotte's Web was cute, wait until you meet real-life Staten Island resident, Wilbur the Pig. Wilbur's story begins five years ago, when Cristy Matteo of Great Kills brought him home from a breeder in Utah. Wilbur instantly adapted to life in the Matteo home,…Read More
Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

Still hoping Wilbur can stay at home!

Don't expect de Blasio to save Wilbur the pig
CITY HALL -- Mayor Bill de Blasio's clout ain't going to save Wilbur the pig's snout. Staten Islander Cristy Matteo must get rid of her pet pig by the end of the month or the city Health Department will seize him.  De Blasio stymied the Advance's attempt to ask about the situation during an event on Tuesday.  "I don't know about the case, I…Read More
Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

Hoping we can get Wilbur a reprieve!

#SaveWilbur: Why can't you own a pig in New York City?
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There's less than a week left to save Wilbur, the pet pig owned by Cristy Matteo of Great Kills.  Wilbur has lived with his family for almost five years, but a recent New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene court decision has forced Matteo to get rid of her pet.  State Sen. Tony Avella has joined the Save…Read More

Wilbur is a Juliana pig, meant to bred and become pets. He's an indoor pig and doesn't smell. He loves to be belly rubbed and gets along…Read More

Staten Island family fights to keep pet pig ‘Wilbur’

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Please enable Javascript to watch this video STATEN ISLAND – "Wilbur the Pig" has been living with Cristy Matteo in her Staten Island home for the last five years. She considers him part of her family, but the city wants to put an end to that. "[He's] very gentle, he takes food," Matteo said. "I could do anything for him. I could stick my hand…Read More
Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno Campaign leader

We have the best elected officials! Lets hope the city listens..

Staten Island lawmakers rally to #SaveWilbur the pig
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After the Advance highlighted Cristy Matteo's fight to stop the city from removing her pet pig, Wilbur, from her Great Kills home, there has been an outpouring of support from the Staten Island community. And now a contingent of local lawmakers has jumped on the bandwagon, asking the city Department of Health and Mental…Read More
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