Fam­ily seeks re­turn of miss­ing pet pig

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A CAN­NING Vale fam­ily has des­per­ately pleaded for the re­turn of its pet minia­ture pig after he was taken ear­lier this month.

The Thomp­son fam­ily’s beloved two-year old pig Humphrey es­caped from their house on the cor­ner of Dum­bar­ton and Board­man Roads about 6pm on Jan­uary 14.

Ta­nia Thomp­son said a neigh­bour told the fam­ily she saw three men catch Humphrey at a nearby park and told her they were go­ing to take him to a farm.

“He was picked up by three men and put into a gold car be­cause they thought he was just a roam­ing, feral pig,” she said.

“He just wan­ders around mind­ing his own busi­ness. He’s not feral or any­thing like that.

“He was only out­side our house. He hadn’t trav­elled very far.”

Mrs Thomp­son said the fam­ily had posted pam­phlets all around the area in the hope it would lead to Humphrey’s safe re­turn.

“The men ob­vi­ously had no in­ten­tion of re­turn­ing him be­cause they didn’t in­volve the rangers at all, that’s what re­ally wor­ries me,” she said.

“If they have got him, we un­der­stand they would have thought he was feral. We’re happy to drive out to a farm to get him.”

The fam­ily has been in con­tact with the po­lice and the rangers since Humphrey was taken and Mrs Thomp­son said her chil­dren were dev­as­tated by his dis­ap­pear­ance.

“It’s the fam­ily pet, like some­one’s dog or cat,” she said.

“The longer we’re wait­ing and not hear­ing any­thing, the worse it is, but there’s still a shred of hope.”

Miss­ing: Pet minia­ture pig Humphrey is be­lieved to have been taken to a farm.

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