Alpha shift received a call about a loose pig in the streets. Ofcs were able to locate the wandering swine & through connections in the community found out who had lost “Iggy the Piggy”. Iggy was happily reunited with his family photos. #Sunrisepolice #CityofSunrise pic.twitter.com/fjRcSIflkO— Sunrise Police FL (@SunrisePoliceFL) January 2, 2019
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Florida were able to capture an escaped pig running loose through a residential neighborhood and returned the porcine pet to her owner.
The Sunrise Police Department tweeted photos showing Officer Colin Douglass with Iggy the Piggy after he captured the animal in a residential neighborhood.
Sheena Mousavi, Iggy's owner, said she found out about the pig's escape from a social media post.
"Pigs are very, very smart animals but I don't know what happened this time," she told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Mousavi said she flagged down a police cruiser about a half-hour later and found Iggy in the back seat of the car.
"[Police] were giving her carrots to get her to come in the car and it took a while but they were patient and very, very kind," she said.
She said Iggy is about 2 years old and weighs about 50 pounds, but is faster than she looks.
"She's a very fast runner. It's very hard to catch her," she said. "If she doesn't know you she'll run unless you have food then she'll come."