Thursday, March 10, 2016

Runaway piglet that stopped traffic rescued by a representative of the Patron Saint of Animals

A runaway piglet stopped traffic in San Francisco’s Mission District on Tuesday morning. The piglet was reported running in traffic in the area between 7 and 7:30am.

By the time animal control officers arrived on the scene a crowd had gathered to try to catch her, according to Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Deb Campbell.

The piglet, who has since been dubbed “Janice,” was eventually captured by Brother Damian with the Society of Saint Francis, a nearby Franciscan society. “Only in San Francisco could a wayward piglet expect to be rescued by a representative of the Patron Saint of Animals,” Campbell noted.

The piglet is doing well and resting comfortably at the Animal Care and Control. The person who owns Janice has five days to claim her. Otherwise, she will be sent to a rescue group that "specialises in all things pig," according to officials.

1 comment:

Floyd Barker said...

Reminds me of the story of Franciscan Brother Juniper and pigs feet.
Too long to relate here, but google search will direct you.