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Riverside Sheriff’s deputy rescues wayward piglet from traffic

By in Press Enterprise on September 27, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

While out on a vicious dog call Monday afternoon, a Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy saved a piglet from being turned into bacon when it tried to run into traffic, officials said.

“Deputy Parham was on the all around 1:30 p.m. (Monday) in the 6500 block of Paloma Way in Jurupa Valley when the little pig wandered out and the deputy saved it from going into traffic,” said Deputy Armando Muñoz, spokesman for the department.

While out on a call yesterday, Deputy Parham rescued a lil piggy from running into traffic. 🐷 #neveradullmoment pic.twitter.com/jY1X1ZLwIm

— Riverside Sheriff (@RSO) September 26, 2017

The deputy, whose first name was not immediately available, turned the unnamed piglet over the Riverside County Animal Control Services who later posted on Twitter that the little piggy had been picked up by its owner.

Our friends @RSO called us to pick up sweet piggy; owner has already retrieved stray, little porky from the shelter. pic.twitter.com/XEcre7R8f5

— RivCO animalSERVICES (@helpinRIVcoPETS) September 26, 2017

According to Muñoz, the dog was also handed over the animal services officials. It’s unclear what will happen to the dog.

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