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.
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