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Pig saved by police: Troopers rescue 40-pound piglet on Oregon highway

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Piglet rescued on I-5 near Eugene. (Photo: OSP) Piglet rescued on I-5 near Eugene. (Photo: OSP)
EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police troopers responded to reports of an animal running loose on Interstate 5 on Tuesday night.

Witnesses thought it was a dog. Turns out it was a big baby pig.

Troopers arrived in the area of Milepost 191 south of Eugene at 10:15 p.m. and found the piglet running southbound in the northbound median of the freeway.

The female piglet is only three to five weeks old and weighs upward of 40 pounds. It is white with black spots, but had no identifying collars or tags.

The pig was taken to the Greenhill Humane Society 1st Avenue Animal Shelter in Eugene. By Wednesday afternoon, the shelter reported that the owner had been found and the piglet, named Dahlia, would be returning home. 

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