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Published:June 16th, 2012 18:19 EST
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Piggy the Piglet's Perilous Adventure

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Dade City, Fla., man, accused of stealing a 6-month-old pig and apparently selling it for $40, has been arrested, law enforcement officials said.

Pasco County sheriff`s deputies said Earl Anthony Florer, 38, saw the pig when he was collecting scrap metal June 8 at a home, asked if he could take it, and was refused by the homeowner, who said she thought the animal belonged to a neighbor, the Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday."

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The homeowner, Shannon Shafer, locked the little piglet in her bedroom so the scrap metal-collecting bum couldn`t get his hands on it.

When she woke up, she discovered that the adorable little creature was nowhere to be seen. I`m betting she soon forgot about the cute baby, and had a breakfast of eggs and eight slices of bacon.

The dirty bum managed to get his grubby hands on the piglet, and shortly after he sold the hapless animal he was arrested by the pigs. (Sorry, I mean cops.)

The piglet was recovered and retuned to its owner, Anne Hammond, who says she kept the little porker in a cage.

Moral of this story: A piglet doesn`t belong locked in a bedroom, cage, frying pan, or in the hands of a bum. A piglet belongs in a pig pen or in a fenced-in backyard.

The piglet, who Hammond named Piggy, deserves a new home. Hammond doesn`t have the imagination or the compassion to raise a pig. Only a monster keeps a baby pig in a cage, and only a person with absolutely no imagination names a piglet "Piggy."

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