Deputies help rescue abandoned pig
Part of being in law enforcement is dealing with the unexpected. Add pig rescue to the list of duties for Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office deputies.
Deputies with Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s Office worked with Harris County Public Health Animal Control officers to help relocate a 3-year-old potbelly pig from a Bear Creek home when his owners were evicted and left him behind, the constable’s office reported.
The 100-pound potbelly “proved quite the ham, posing for a couple pics before they arranged to safely move him to Houston Mini Pig Rescue & Network in Brookshire, where he will be properly housed and cared for with others of his porkly persuasion.”
Houston Mini Pig Rescue & Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which strives to save, rehabilitate, advocate and help pigs. For more information, go to www.houstonminipigrescue.org.
Abandoning an animal is a Class A misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 1 year in prison and up to a a $4,000 fine. Anyone who suspects animal abuse, neglect, hoarding or torture, is asked to report it at www.927PAWS.org or 832-927-PAWS.