Police find three Vietnamese pigs abandoned on the Costa del Sol

Police find three Vietnamese pigs abandoned on the Costa del Sol

FOUND: The three Vietnamese pig will be rehomed. Credit: Malaga Police

THREE Vietnamese pigs have been captured after being abandoned in an enclosure belonging to Malaga City’s Municipal Water Company.

The pigs, now classed as an invasive species, were originally found last month on June 26. Local police as well as representatives from GRUPRONA and the Zoosanitary Centre arrived at the enclosure and after several failed attempts to capture the animals, two were eventually caught and taken to a care centre.

The third, a large male, escaped the trap set but was caught the following day.

Throughout the whole process all precautions were taken by the workers to not harm or stress the animals.

None of the animals were able to be identified by microchip so their owner remains a mystery.

As the animals are considered an invasive species in Spain, they will most likely be rehomed to a rescue centre in the area or public institution as they are unable to be rehomed privately.

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