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Pig runs loose on Washington Avenue, captured by ACCT with the help of cat food

Did you happen to see a pig running loose on Washington Avenue this holiday weekend? Well, you weren’t imagining it.

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Photo by Dave Lembeck, via Philly Mag.

Animal Care and Control Team, along with some residents who spotted the pig running loose, went on a wild chase to catch this pig on Labor Day. All it took was a full team of ACCT employees and a can of cat food to eventually lead to the pig’s capture.

From Philly Mag:

Someone from Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control Team showed up, but had trouble. He chased the pig across Washington Avenue and back. It missed being hit by a car “by six inches,” according to Lembeck. This pig was so slippery that the ACCT employee decided he needed a team to help catch it.

Lembeck had to leave – it was his wife’s birthday, and he’d already spent too much time trying to catch a pig. That’s when Lisa Weir came in, armed with a can of food. She started talking to the pig, “trying to make friends,” as Colin puts it. After about an hour and a half, she had it eating cat food. ACCT arrived again and, with the help of some bystanders, were able to corner the pig and capture it.

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One Response to Pig runs loose on Washington Avenue, captured by ACCT with the help of cat food

  1. Constance September 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    I wonder if it belonged to my old neighbors who had a pig in their back yard. I once saw a big, white goose running down Snyder Avenue at 8th. It was close to Thanksgiving so I could only assume someone’s dinner had escaped.

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