South West Wales

Abandoned lonely micro-pig needs 'forever home'

Abandoned pig Image copyright RSPCA
Image caption The RSPCA says pigs are not suitable pets because they have very specific needs

A lonely micro-pig whose best friend is a sheep is in need of a new home.

The abandoned piglet was discovered in a garden in Ystalyfera, Neath Port Talbot, and has been taken in by a vet.

Animal charity the RSPCA believes the mini black and white hog was an unwanted Christmas present.

"He is very lonely and keeps trying to break into the sheep pen for company, but as he is so small we are worried he may get trampled on," inspector Gemma Cooper said.

"He is now looking for his forever home on a smallholding or farm.

"We think he is one of the first victims of the buying pets as a Christmas present issue."

The charity warned against buying micro-pigs as presents because they can grow up to 150kg (23 stones).

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