Pork Chop is settling in nicely at his new home. The pot-bellied pig is now residing at the Aloha Safari Rescue Zoo located in Cameron.
Believe it or not, Pork Chop was actually a wanted pig by authorities back in January. He eluded law enforcement for a month until his capture on February 1st.
When Pork Chop was apprehended, Sheriff Godfrey sent out a news release where he jokingly said, “Deputies apprehended Pork Chop, age unknown, of Lakeview, North Carolina. Pork Chop was charged with 10 counts of Flee to Elude Arrest, numerous counts of Trespassing, Loitering, and Nuisance. Pork Chop was placed in the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter under a 72-hour hold and given a February 3, 2018 adoption date.”
Pork Chop had been wandering the Lakeview area all of January causing people to worry about his safety before his capture.
Just a few short hours after Pork Chop’s arrest, Aloha Zoo adopted the pig. Aloha Zoo is a family-run zoo featuring a wide array of animals, most of which have been rescued.
Pork Chop’s February 1st mugshot
In a press release issued on Tuesday evening from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Godfrey announced they received “a very thoughtful Pork Chop update from the Aloha Zoo.”
Diane Ingold sent an email to the Sheriff’s Office stating that Pork Chop is settling in comfortably at the zoo.
“The rays of the morning sun greet him every morning. Pork Chop loves to be brushed especially behind his ears. His favorite treat is a peanut butter sandwich and has his own personal jar of Jiffy peanut butter by his stall. The zoo is hoping after he gets acclimated he will be able to roam freely with another pig named Molly,” said Ingold.
“When I am the guide on the safari ride, I play the “Bad Boys” theme song from Cops and announce the charges against Pork Chop: trespassing, vandalism, etc. So it is a happy ending with new beginnings for Pork Chop at the Aloha Zoo,” added Ingold.
You can meet Pork Chop and all the other animals at the Aloha Zoo located at 159 Mini Lane in Cameron on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm.
Feature photo: Pork Chop in his stall at Aloha Zoo