Lanark County Police were alerted to a large pig, a sow, wandering around a resident’s home on the 2nd Concession of Dalhousie. It had been feeding there for three days.
The OPP report that the pig was friendly, cooperative and voluntarily surrendered into OPP custody.
Temporary, safe accommodation was established at a local farm.
The OPP also say they were immediately sensible to the likelihood of the story “going viral” and initiated checks of all straw, stick and brick houses in the area.
No next of kin was established.
Investigators are withholding further descriptors of the animal so that ownership claims can be tested and assessed.
People who may have recently lost a pig are asked to contact the Lanark County Detachment OPP using the toll free number 1 888 310 - 1122.