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.READ MORE: 'The Public Needs To Know': High Levels Of E. Coli Bacteria Found In Echo Park Lake
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.READ MORE: Only On KCAL 9: Tarzana Woman Tells Speaks Out On Surviving Violent Home Invasion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with PAISLEY in the subject line. The deadline for e-mails is Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.MORE NEWS: Rylee Goodrich Killed, Anthony Barajas On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater
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.