Pig found roaming on El Camino up for adoption


Vivienne, a little pig found in South San Francisco in May, didn’t go to market and most certainly didn’t stay home, so the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is seeking someone to adopt her.

A kind citizen found the pig at the intersection of El Camino Real and Spruce Avenue May 20 and brought the 24-pound pig to the shelter. She is now up for adoption.

“How this little pig came to be roaming the streets in South San Francisco is a complete mystery to us,” said Buffy Martin Tarbox, a spokeswoman for the San Mateo shelter.

She was christened “Vivienne” by shelter staff.

The petite porcine’s age is unknown, but at 24 pounds she is likely to continue to grow – something potential adopters should take into consideration, Tarbox said.

Pigs live around 12-18 years and live on pig pellets, vegetables and alfalfa hay. As anyone who has witnessed a pig race at a county fair already knows, they are also very smart.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, pigs are “brainier than dogs or three-year-old children.” The Humane Society had no editorial comments as to which had the best disposition.”

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