• Marion County deputies rescue pig abandoned by owner avoiding arrest warrant

    By: WFTV Web Staff

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    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Marion County's animal control staff found itself the caretaker of a friendly pig abandoned by its owner who was evading an arrest warrant, deputies said. 

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    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of the pig on Facebook, dubbing him “Wandering Wilbur,” after two deputies moved him out of the road Sunday morning. 

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    Neighbors told the deputies the pig’s owner had abandoned him because he has an outstanding arrest warrant. 

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    The pig gladly took some food from the deputies and followed them around “like a puppy” until animal control personnel came to pick him up, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

    The Sheriff’s Office said it hopes the owner will turn himself in and that the pig finds a good home. 
     

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