Officers use snacks to lure loose pig to safety in SE Portland, owner sought

Pig, known as John Doe, rescued in SE Portland
Pig, known as John Doe, rescued in SE Portland(Portland Police Bureau)
Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 11:25 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Is anyone missing their pet pig? The Portland Police Bureau is searching for the owner of a pig that was found in traffic in the Powellhurst neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Just after midnight, an officer was driving near the area of Southeast Division Street and Southeast 138th Avenue when she saw traffic slowing in front of her and appearing to drive around something in the road. The officer then saw the object was a pig.

Other officers came to help and animal control was called. Police said officers worked to contain the pig and keep him safe from passing vehicles.

There were a few short foot pursuits while officers tried to contain the pig. Officers used snacks, including Goldfish crackers and cookies, to keep him calm and contained. Police said the pig was not a fan of nacho cheese Doritos.

Once staff from the On Call Community Rescue for Animals arrived, police said it took a several few attempts and seven people to safely coral the pig into a crate.

Police are trying to track down the owner of the pig, who will be known as John Doe. If you are the owner or may know who the owner is, please call the shelter directly.

PPB officers rescue pig in SE Portland
PPB officers rescue pig in SE Portland(Portland Police Bureau)