Thursday, June 23, 2011

College Point pig heads for greener pastures

From the Daily News:

A friendly, 58-pound pig - plucked off a Queens street on Father's Day - is heading to greener pastures.

The stray swine, named Wilbur by the city's Animal Care & Control staff, was found wandering around 31st Ave. and College Point Blvd. in College Point.

Police easily corralled the porky pedestrian into a carrier and brought him to ACC's Manhattan shelter.

"The pig cooperated," said ACC spokesman Richard Gentles. "He was unharmed and uninjured, but he was dirty and smelled like grease and oil."

While uncommon, it's not unheard of for cops and animal control officers to wrangle sheep, cows, goats and other unusual critters off city streets. Some are escapees from livestock markets while others are pets.

Gentles said Wilbur won't find his way on to someone's dinner plate. Instead, he is going to live at a sanctuary outside the city.

Also, the Queens County Farm Museum has stopped selling pork.


Anonymous said...


Gary the Agnostic said...

any spiders named Charlotte nearby?

Moby Stashitsky said...

I'm SO proud of my kinfolk!

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of the police department for not beating the crap out of it. Now how many hours of overtime do you think they will rack up for this? I'm sure at least one PIG sprained a hoof and is claiming disability.

Anonymous said...

Any relation to Christine Quinn?

Anonymous said...

Pigs are actually quite smart and make good pets -out in the country-.

They are generally brighter than the farmers who slaughter them.

Anonymous said...

Cops....LOL....catching pigs.

See the humor in this picture?

Anonymous said...

For a minute I thought that "Tubby" Stavisky wandered our of her pen.

Gary the Agnostic said...

Anon No. 7:

No. You want to explain it?

Helen said...

This story ran on the same page last week:

Any reason why Queens Farm doesn't sell its produce in Queens?