DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Watch out Babe, there is a new pig in the city.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is looking for a new forever home for a one-year-old female pig named Clarendon, who they say was illegally transported into the state and left behind at a Boston-area home in late October 2022.
"A resident in Boston had a family member come from northern New England, and this family member actually brought the pig with them," Mike DeFina of the Animal Rescue League of Boston told WBZ NewsRadio Wednesday. "The family member left, but left the pig behind."
The resident contacted Boston Animal Control, who then transported Clarendon to ARL of Boston's Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center.
"It was quite an unusual situation. I don’t think we’ve ever really encountered something like that before," DeFina said.
ARL of Boston describes Clarendon as a playful and loving pig, and is seeking to have someone adopt her as a companion animal, although she will require a special home to accommodate her size. Clarendon, who currently weighs 150 lbs., is a breed of pig that is typically bred for meat production. When she is fully grown, she is expected to weigh several hundred pounds.
Anyone interested in adopting Clarendon can contact ARL's Dedham Animal Care and Adoption Center at 617-426-9170.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.