Family seeks return of missing pet pig
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.