Vernon Animal Control looking for owner of wandering pig - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Vernon Animal Control looking for owner of wandering pig

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VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

Officials at Vernon Animal Control are looking for the owner of a pig that was found wandering in town.

According to animal control officials, the pig was found wandering in front of a Dunkin Donuts on Windsor Avenue on Monday in the Rockville section of town.

"Eventually, five officers went down there to check on it and catch it," said Vernon Animal Control Officer Craig Segar. "They were unable to contain it. So, they called South Windsor Animal Control."

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According to Segar, officers had to "rope it, hog tie it and put it in a dog cage" before bringing down to the animal shelter in town.

Vernon police said they were unsure if the pig was dropped off there, or if it wandered away from its home and ended up there.

An ad was placed in a local newspaper asking the owners to come forward, and animal control officials said if no one claimed the pig after "so many days," the pig will be disposed of.

Segar said that someone can adopt the pig, but not a Vernon resident because pigs cannot be kept in town.

"We were hoping that the owner would come forward," he said.

That didn't sit well with a WFSB viewer in Plainville. Animal control officials said that a woman saw our story and has already offered to adopt the pig if its original owners don't come forward.

The animal control officers had to even pay food to feed the animal because standard pet food would not do. The cost of keeping the pig is too much, police officials said.

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