Stray pig found wandering East Palo Alto

This porker, named Piggy Smalls, is up for adoption after she was found wandering in East Palo Alto. Photo courtesy of the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

A stray pig found wandering the streets of East Palo Alto earlier this month is now up for adoption, according to the Peninsula Humane Society

The female adult pig, which PHS/SPCA staff named Piggy Smalls, is the third pig that they have taken in this year.

“We are committed to finding her a loving home where she will be kept as a pet, not a source of food, just like the other two pigs we received earlier this year,” said communications manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.

East Palo Alto police officers found Piggy Smalls in a residential area near the intersection of Alberni Street and Laurel Avenue on Nov. 8.

Officers brought the pig to the humane society. No one came to claim her so she is now up for adoption.

PHS/SPCA veterinarians do not know Piggy Smalls’ age and it is possible that she will grow larger. Those considering adopting her must have enough space for her.

Tarbox said Piggy Smalls is “extremely friendly and will make a wonderful pet for someone who has the space she’ll need to thrive and live a happy life.”

Pigs, Tarbox said, can live around 12 to 18 years and eat pig pellets, fresh vegetables, and alfalfa hay.

She said Piggy Smalls is very fond of apples.

Her adoption fee is $100 and people who are interested in adopting her may call the PHS/SPCA at (650) 240-7022. Other exotic animals up for
adoption include an iguana, a pigeon and two pythons, among others.

— Bay City News