These Little Piggies NOT Going To Market

Five little pigs found wandering in traffic on Interstate 40 have hit the road again, this time in a carrier headed for the easy life at a Florida animal sanctuary.

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Five little pigs found wandering in traffic on Interstate 40 have hit the road again, this time in a carrier headed for the easy life at a Florida animal sanctuary.

Fourteen bidders attended Friday's auction at the Durham County Animal Shelter, where the pigs had been kept since they were rescued after bringing the busy highway to a standstill on March 30.

The pigs were sold to CJ Acres of Jacksonville, Fla., for $3,200.

The money will help cover the shelter's costs of caring for the animals since they were found.

CJ Farms is a nonprofit agency offering a safe home for abused and abandoned animals, including horses, goats, feral cats, chickens, and pigs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 08:29 PM
    no wonder there are so many hog farms in NC. That's some high priced pork!
  • by Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 02:01 PM
    Oh come on!Bring them to my house.Memorial day is around the corner and I am ready for a good old southern pig pick'en.
  • by SUE on May 27, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    GLAD THE LITTLE PIGGIES ARE GOING TO BE SAFE. I LOVE A GOOD & HAPPY ENDING.
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      by Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 01:55 PM in reply to SUE
      I LOVE BACON
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      by Porky on May 27, 2011 at 02:07 PM in reply to SUE
      No offense,but I once had a pig named SUE.What a really sweet pig that was.............With my homemade sauce.
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      by OinkSnortGruntOink! on May 27, 2011 at 09:08 PM in reply to SUE
      Here Sue Sue Sue suWEEEEEEE!You posted that name on purpose!
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