Wiggles the Pig is having both a bad and a good day—bad because she fell off a moving transport truck on the 401, but good because she’s been saved from becoming someone’s dinner.
Earlier today, a driver saw Wiggles get squeezed out of the reportedly overloaded livestock truck, causing the pig’s leg to break at the knee and inflicting some painful bruises and abrasions. The driver pulled over to retrieve Wiggles (named by Toronto Humane Society workers) and bring the six-month-old piglet to the Society’s River Street shelter. The driver of the truck likely didn’t notice that the animal fell out.
The Toronto Humane Society says that Wiggles will be scheduled for surgery to repair her leg once she is stabilized. The THS doesn’t adopt out livestock unless an applicant lives on a farm, so when she heals, she will live out her days at a petting zoo or a hobby farm, blissfully unaware of her lucky break.
Photos courtesy of the Toronto Humane Society.