Pig Found as a Stray in South San Francisco
By Hope Bidegainberry on June 1, 2018
A small female pig was found wandering the streets of South San Francisco by a Good Samaritan and was brought to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA). The pig was found at the intersection of El Camino Real and Spruce streets on May 20th. She is now available for adoption at PHS/SPCA.
“How this little pig came to be roaming the streets in South San Francisco is a complete mystery to us,” said PHS/SPCA’s Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox. “We are grateful she was found and brought to our shelter where she is safe and being well cared for. No one has come forward to claim her, so she’s now available for adoption.”
Given the name Vivienne by PHS/SPCA staff, the pig currently weighs about 24 pounds. Her age is unknown, but adopters should be aware that Vivienne may continue to grow.
“This is actually the second pig we’ve had up for adoption so far this year, which is a record for us,” according to Tarbox. “Vivienne is very friendly and will make a wonderful pet for someone who has the space she’ll need to thrive. She will only be adopted to people committed to keeping her as a pet and not a source of food.”
Pigs can live an average of 12 to 18 years. Their diet consists of pig pellets, fresh vegetables and alfalfa hay.
People interested in meeting Vivienne can call PHS/SPCA at 650-340-7022.
PHS/SPCA is an open door shelter that accepts all animals regardless of age, health or even species.