Marion County deputies rescue pig abandoned by owner avoiding arrest warrant

Marion County deputies rescue pig abandoned by owner avoiding arrest warrant

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.

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.

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.

So, before anyone starts with the “cop/pig” jokes, we’ve already heard them all and frankly at this point, we would only...

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, November 19, 2017