RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — People interested in adopting a female pot-bellied piglet who was abandoned at the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter were invited Tuesday to submit applications.

The piglet, nicknamed Paisley by shelter employees, was left behind inside a night-drop compartment at the shelter last week shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 28, Riverside County Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said.

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It’s believed the piglet has been relinquished by her owner since no one has come looking for their lost pot-bellied pig, Welsh said.

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(credit: John Welsh/Riverside County Animal Services)

(credit: John Welsh/Riverside County Animal Services)

The 8-week-old piglet is in great condition, Welsh said, and under the care of shelter employees. Paisley will be available for adoption after a mandatory hold period for livestock, or 14 days. Feb. 13 will be the first day Paisley will be available for adoption.

Anyone interested in adopting Paisley can send an e-mail and an essay up to 200 words to shelterinfo@rcdas.org with PAISLEY in the subject line. The deadline for e-mails is Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.

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The night-drop compartment at the county’s main animal shelter and San Jacinto Valley Animal campus are for Good Samaritans who have found someone’s pet while the shelters are closed, county Animal Services’ Frank Corvino said, rather than for pet owners who want to give up their pets.