This little piggy still needs a home

Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A pig found wandering the East Washington Street area in August still is housed at Suffolk Animal Control, though animal control officers have several promising leads on a new home for it.

“They have a stack of applications,” city spokeswoman Debbie George said, adding officers were conducting home visits with a handful of local families.

The 1-year-old, cream-colored male pig was found Aug. 28 in the Liberty Street and East Washington Street area. He has made headlines since his arrival for breaking out of his pen and befriending a 2-year-old male pit bull in the neighboring cage.

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Officers are taking extra precautions with the pig in order to find the right family, Animal Control Chief Meghann McGillvray-Chapin said earlier this month.

“We want to make sure the family that does adopt it, they’re going to keep it as a pet,” McGillvray-Chapin said.

For more information on adopting the pig, call 514-7855.