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Police Catch Runaway Pig

By Steindor Gretar Jonsson

Photo: Police. Runaway pig.

Police in the northeast of Iceland announced today that they’ve caught a runaway piglet following a search, Vísir reports. However, they have not been able to identify the owner of the piglet so that it can be brought back home.

The police received a report on a piglet or a small pig roaming around in a backyard in Kjarnagata in Akureyri, a town in the north of Iceland. Officers arrived at the scene so they could attempt to catch the pig.

Pigs sometimes kept in homes

There was no information available on how the piglet escaped. Pigs are farmed in Iceland, but are occasionally kept in homes. The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority has warned that keeping piglets in homes requires great care. Disease control is paramount and treatment of the pigs must be humane. Individuals must notify the authority if more than two adult pigs or more than twenty piglets are being housed together at any given time.

The police posted a photo of the pig on Facebook in an attempt to reach its owners or those who might have further information on the piglet’s living situation.

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