COLUMBIA , N.J., March 25 (UPI) -- The director of a New Jersey animal shelter used a cherry danish to lure an abandoned pot-bellied pig to safety after it was found near a truck stop.
Tamala Lester of Barnyard Sanctuary shared a photo of the piglet on Instagram and told of how she was able to lure the animal off of the nearby roadway on Wednesday.
"[Five] minutes after getting home, I get a call of a piglet running loose at the Columbia Truck Stop," Lester wrote. "Passerbys stopped but could not catch her. So I went back out, armed with a cat carrier and a cherry pastry, which was all I had handy."
Lester told NBC New York that she was able to lure the piglet, which she named "Cherry", until it was close enough for her to grab it by the hind legs.
She said Cherry will stay at Barnyard Sanctuary for at least 10 days before being placed up for adoption.
A Star was Born! Last night, Ch 4 NBC ran a story on Cherry, the little pig we rescued by the truck stop on Rt 80. The story was picked up by a bunch of other NBC affiliates all over the country. This morning, Cherry was shown on the Morning Show. Then, Ch 69 from PA came to the farm and interviewed Cherry and I. WRNJ Radio interviewed us, as well as the NJ Herald! ABC called, but we haven't connected yet. Wow! A whirlwind of a day!