DUNBAR W. Va. (WVLT/WSAZ) — A pig that could have very well been on his way to being someone’s next meal might just be getting a new home instead.
It’s thanks to West Virginia Dunbar Patrolman Luciano.
Police got word that the little guy was on Interstate 64 Thursday, running in and out of traffic and drivers were trying to help him.
Officer Luciano was able to get him and he took him back to the department.
He is a little banged up.
Making sure he was safe and secure was a community effort. Members of the Kanahwa County Emergency Ambulance Authority even came to check out what they originally thought was a broken leg.
“I mean, it’s different. We try and serve all forms of life no matter what they are, whether it’s humans, obviously, dogs, now pigs. It’s been well behaved. Hasn’t caused any commotion, hasn’t caused any issues so we’ve enjoyed it being around here. It’s our own little department mascot for now,” Sgt. Adam Mason said.
The pig doesn’t have a name just yet, but they are tossing some ideas around.
If they can’t locate an owner, one of the officers might just make room at his own house for this newfound friend.