Woman saves piglet from Pa. traf­fic; busi­nesses raise cash for its surgery

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A Penn­syl­va­nia woman who res­cued a piglet that was dart­ing in and out of rush-hour traf­fic is get­ting help from lo­cal busi­nesses to fund a surgery it needs to sur­vive.

Francesca McAn­drews said she was driv­ing to work when she saw the tiny swine dodg­ing cars in Lan­caster last month. She slammed on her brakes and caught the lit­tle pig. She says she’s had some prac­tice catch­ing pigs at fairs.

She thinks the piglet fell off a live­stock truck. Vet­eri­nar­i­ans say the an­i­mal needs surgery on a her­nia it likely de­vel­oped in the fall from the truck.

If the her­nia gets much big­ger, it could rup­ture.

Two lo­cal busi­nesses are hold­ing fundrais­ers to help pay for the pig’s med­i­cal bills. One event: Swine and Wine.

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