‘Ottawa’ New Home for Pig that Escaped Butcher, Ran Away From Family
STRATHAM, N.H. — A pot-bellied pig that survived a butcher and an escape from an adoptive home is getting a new family.
The three-year-old pig named Missy first arrived at the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in February. The family could no longer take care of the swine and it had even ended up with a butcher at some point.
In April, a Massachusetts family with other pigs adopted the sow but it didn’t work out and it ran away. It was returned to the Stratham shelter after a week.
The shelter’s adoption counsellor said Tuesday that a New Jersey family with two pigs saw an online posting for her through a site called the Pig Placement Network.
They adopted the pig last week. The counsellor told them, “You’ve made my year!”