Woman saves piglet from traffic, raises cash for its surgery
LANCASTER, Pa. - 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 tells LNP 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 fair.
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 is called Swine and Wine.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
One dead following early morning house fire on Elmer Ave.
Police investigating overnight shooting on Monterrey Blvd.
Ascension Parish School Board approves new attendance zones
18-wheeler crash on notorious stretch of I-10 causes traffic snarl in West...
School board gets a first look at new school zone proposals