Pig that outgrew home rescued from Rocky Point

Animal rescue workers saved the day as they wrangled a pig that had outgrown its home in Rocky Point.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2019, 11:38 PM

Updated 1,725 days ago

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Frankie Floridia, of Strong Island Animal Rescue, captured cellphone video as he took the pig from the home.
Floridia says the couple originally adopted the pig thinking it was a micro pig, but then it grew to be more than 100 pounds.
"We got a phone call that this pig was not being taken care of properly," says Floridia.
Floridia says the pig wasn't fenced in properly and often ran away. The owners didn't have a permit to own the pig so they surrendered it to avoid legal trouble.
Floridia's daughter took the pig, who they've named Pumpkin Spice, to Bakewicz Farm in Wading River.
"Don't buy a mini pig," says Floridia. "They don't stay mini. They're gonna grow and they're gonna be big. They're gonna be happy pigs. If you can't deal with that, don't get one."
Justin Bakewicz says Floridia also brought him two Jersey bull calves to raise on the farm. The calves known as Buzz and Woody were rescued from a slaughterhouse.
Bakewicz says taking care of a pig should be no problem.


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