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Illegal pig rescued from backyard in Brooklyn



It’s not the Pig Apple.

A hefty hog was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn, where it’s illegal for porkers and other livestock to live as pets, according to a city animal shelter.

Peppa the pig was taken in by the Animal Care and Centers of NYC Wednesday morning, the nonprofit said in an Instagram post.

Footage shows the spotted swine hesitantly hoofing it down a ramp attached to a shelter van, as a worker coos “good girl!”

“When we say ACC is the only animal welfare organization to #TakeThemAll we really mean it!” the posts says.

“Peppa was found in a Brooklyn back yard early this morning. We aren’t sure where she came from and we don’t want to make any assumptions, but it could be that Peppa grew too big for her family to keep. Or perhaps it was that they realized pigs are illegal to have as pets in NYC!”

ACC said it had found a “placement” for Peppa.

The charming critter had many observers squealing.

“I’m in love,” one animal lover swooned in response to the post.

ACC didn’t return requests for comment Thursday.



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