An 800-pound pig is looking for a loving home this Christmas.
The Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) says that Theodore the pig is in need of a caring family to adopt him.
Theodore was picked up and impounded for “running at large” in the Township of Langley and has spent the last 180 days being cared for by LAPS.
The Animal Control Officer (ACO) who impounded the Yorkshire pig has been helping with the pig’s care.
“My parents had the space and were willing to provide him the shelter he needed in the colder winter months,” said ACO Tina Jensen-Fogt in a press release.
Looking after Theodore takes commitment. The pig requires nearly five hours LAPS staff time to care for him and $100 worth of grain per month.
Several local businesses, including Ralph’s Farm Market, the Real Canadian Superstore, and Canada Bread have been donating food for Theodore’s daily meals.
According to LAPS executive Jayne Nelson, finding Theodore a new home has not been an easy task because they need to make sure he doesn’t end up on someone’s dinner plate.
“Theodore isn’t one of our typical placements,” jokes Nelson. “We have been working with local contacts to help find a suitable home for him as someone’s pet.”
If Theodore makes your heart squeal with joy and you’re interested in adopting him, contact LAPS at 604-857-5055.