Northeast Tarrant

April 30, 2014

Wandering pot-bellied pig in Hurst identified, treated for wounds

The “friendly” pig, named Molly, escaped from a Hurst back yard Tuesday morning.

The mystery of the wandering pot-bellied pig is over.

Police say Molly the pig got out of a back yard early Tuesday morning and was roaming in the 1000 block of Calcutta Street when she was found a bit later, somewhat roughed up.

A resident was pig-sitting Molly when the 30-pound mammal made her way out of the back yard early in the morning, police said. Hurst animal control officers picked up the pig shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday on Calcutta Street about a block from where she had been staying after a resident called police.’

Molly’s owners live in Justin, and they will return later this week.

Molly was at a veterinarian’s office Wednesday being treated for lacerations to her head and neck, suffered when she was attacked by a dog, police said. She is expected to be released Wednesday afternoon.

Police had described the pig as “friendly.”

Molly was kept at the city’s animal services facility for most of Tuesday, and then she was taken to the veterinarian, according to police.

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