Deputies help rescue abandoned pig

February 12, 2019 GMT

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.