Fugitive Piglet Finds Sanctuary at CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm

Keystone Heights, FL, July 31, 2009 --(PR.com)-- CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm, an animal rescue organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of in-need animals, today announced it has welcomed a famous “fugitive” piglet into its animal rescue family. The piglet first received notoriety when it was sighted roaming the small town of Chipley, Florida, located near Panama City, for several weeks. It had eluded the local police department until a hunting dog was used to corner the animal, allowing police to then tase it.

Jennifer Sackett, president and a board member of CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm said, “We were contacted by several concerned citizens after a local newspaper’s coverage of the event surfaced online and showed photos of bloodied, frightened female piglet. When Chipley officials decided to send the animal to a public auction, a campaign to halt the transfer and have the animal donated to CJ Acres spread across the nation. Within 24 hours, our organization received the green light and we drove over 500 miles to take custody of the fugitive.”

In the past week, the four-month old piglet has recovered from most of her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. “I’ve had a serious conversation with her,” Sackett says, “and she’s promised to be a law-abiding resident from now on.” The piglet joins eight other pigs and a total of 35 other residents currently residing at CJ Acres.

About CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm

Headquartered in Keystone Heights, Florida, CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm (www.cjacres.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that exists to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintroduce in-need animals suffering from abuse, abandonment, neglect or catastrophic disasters, all while promoting compassionate animal care to the community.

CJ Acres Animal Rescue Farm
Lee Sackett