Portland police rescue pig found wandering on Division Street

PORTLAND, OR — Portland Police have promised that not only is this story not BOAR-ing, but it is so exSTYting, that I would feel the need to grab my PEN and write about it.

An East Precinct officer was driving down Southeast Division Street and Southeast 138th Avenue just after midnight Tuesday when she noticed traffic slowing down and driving around something in the road, Portland police say.

She stopped her patrol car to investigate. That’s when she saw a pig standing in the division’s eastbound lanes, police said.

The officer, who has not been identified, called for backup from other officers and animal control.

The officers tried to keep the pig calm and prevent what the police office called “their new pig friend” from being harmed. They also didn’t want him to cause a serious car accident.

Officers waited for the Oregon City-based On Call Community Rescue for Animals to arrive and stopped the pig from getting away. Police say an officer was given snacks for it; it turned out that the pig liked goldfish crackers and biscuits. Nacho Cheese Doritos? Not really.

The animal rescue group arrived and put the pig in a crate with the help of the police.

The pig was unharmed.

The police officers are hanging out with their pig friend while waiting for the rescue of the animals. (Courtesy of Portland Police Department)

Police have asked anyone who knows the pig to call the animal shelter at 971-645-3450.

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