A sixty-pound stray pig seen sauntering down Eagle Ave. in the South Bronx has had its bacon saved by the Animal Care Center of New Pork, er, New York City.
The glossy black pot-bellied pig, dubbed “Kalamazoo” by ACC staffers, was reportedly seen in the company of a second pig near the intersection of Eagle Ave. and E. 163rd St. on the afternoon of May 15th, 2018. Surprised residents of the low-income Morrisania neighborhood called 911 but by the time ACC workers arrived, the porker's pal had flown the coop.
“Kalamazoo”, reckoned to be about two years old, is obviously an escaped pet since pig's are not native to the Big Apple's concrete jungle, nor are they permitted as pets under the city's health code. As such, the ACC is looking to relocate the sixty-pound swine to an acceptable, sanctuary-style farm outside the city.
In the meantime, Kalamazoo is as pleased as a pig in a poke – his temporary digs at the ACC's Manhattan facility is floored with straw and he can have all the green leafy veggies he wants. The private cage may not be as luxurious as the Plaza Hotel but hey... he's Kalamazoo, not Kevin McCallister. (via NY Daily News, images via ACC/NYC)