BEAVERTON, Ore. A stray pig created quite a chaotic scene in Southwest Beaverton Thursday before officers captured it.
The pig was first spotted running loose near Southwest Dale Ave. and Southwest Barlow Road. People called 911 to report the squeaky pink fugitive and officers were dispatched.
The pig was described as about two feet tall and three feet long. A regular farm pig, said officer Mike Rowe with the Beaverton Police Department.
Photos: Capturing the runaway pig
Officers arrived to find the pig conveniently trapped in a yard. Thankfully, one of the officers happened to be a former member of Future Farmers of America, so he knew just how to get the pig safely into a van for transport. Neither the pig nor the officers were injured, Rowe said.
The porky perp was taken to the Bonnie L Hayes Small Animal Shelter in Hillsboro. Meantime, Washington County Animal Services was trying to unravel the mystery over where the pig came from in the first place.
The shelter brings in about 4000 stray dogs and cats each year, but this was the first pig in shelter history, according to Debbie Wood, manager of Animal Services.
Anyone with information about the pig or its owner was encouraged to contact the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111 or the Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter at (503) 846-7041.
We just want to get him to the people who are missing him. Right now, he is housed in a dog kennel in our isolation area. He is safe and sound, but obviously we all want him to go back to his owner, Wood added.
It is believed it came from a residence in the area. You are not allowed to own any farm animal other than up to four female chickens within the City of Beaverton, Rowe added.