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Housebroken pig needs new home

(Source: Bartlett Police Department) (Source: Bartlett Police Department)

A runaway pig has been caught in Bartlett, Tennessee.

Bartlett Police Department posted a picture of an oversized black pig covered in mud. Officers said they found him running free in the area of Star Valley.

Officers said they dropped off the pig at the Bartlett Animal Control, where it looks like the pig is enjoying the mud and sunshine.

"We have located the owner. However, animal control advises that we need to find a new home for this piggy. Her name is Bertha, she is 1 1/2 years old, and she is housebroken. If you're interested, please contact Bartlett Animal Control at 385-6484," Bartlett Police Department posted to the WMC Action News 5 Facebook page. "Oink oink. Remember, Bertha is for petting, not for eating."

Pet pigs have become increasingly poplar. There is even a website that helps families decide if a pig is right for you.

This is not the first farm animal recently found by law enforcement officials in the Mid-South. April 19, Shelby County Deputies found a missing donkey near Macon Road and Highway 385.

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