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Woman Saves Piglet From Traffic, Raises Cash for Its Surgery

Veterinarians say the animal needs surgery on a hernia it likely developed in the fall from the truck

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    Woman Saves Piglet From Traffic, Raises Cash for Its Surgery
    Francesca McAndrews
    Francesca McAndrews tells LNP she took a photo with the piglet and sent it to her boss, announcing that she'd "just caught a piglet" and was on the way to the PETS emergency center.

    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.

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.