Police in Pleasanton, California, picked up a lost piglet that was found wandering the streets, and now they hope they can bring the piggy all the way home.
Officers say they initially received a call from community members about the lost animal. The gray-and-white-furred pig was spotted and picked up at Vineyard Avenue and Leona Place.
Now, police are doing everything they can to make sure the piglet is reunited with its family. The department took to social media to get the word out about the missing pig.
“Nope, this isn’t a new hire,” the department joked in a January 20 Facebook post featuring photos of the petite porker. “Please help us reunite this piglet with his family.”
Until the pig is reclaimed, police say it’s being cared for by the Alameda County Sheriff’s East County Animal Shelter.
In another tweet by the Pleasanton P.D., the cute piglet can be seen with Animal Services Officer Frankie Ayers, who decided to name the piglet “Bacon.”
“Anyone lose this little piggy? This adorable piglet was found wandering around Pleasanton and is now being cared for by our friends at the @ACSOSheriffs East County Animal Shelter. Please help reunite this piglet with his family. Contact (925) 803-7040 #BringBaconHome.”
According to a supervisor with animal control, as of January 29, Bacon’s owner had still not reached out. If the piglet remains unclaimed, hopefully the shelter can begin the adoption process to find him a forever home.