Police Thursday were looking for the owners of a chunky black pig found wandering around an Indio neighborhood.

The Indio Police Department received several calls Thursday morning about that a pig seen roaming near the area of Arabia Street and Avenue 44.

Police responded and quickly spotted the hoofed mammal they named “Carnitas.”

“He put up a little #piggyfit but with some help from IPD Officers and Animal Control, he was safely loaded up and transported to #thepighouse,” an Indio PD social media post reads.

Anybody wishing to claim the pig should call the Riverside County Department of Animal Services at 951-358-7387.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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