The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Woman Climbs Down in Manhole and Stays Until Authorities Come to Rescue Her Pet Pig

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Woman Climbs Down in Manhole and Stays Until Authorities Come to Rescue Her Pet Pig

Latoria Middleton of Atlanta has raised and loved her pet pig since he was just a week old. From just a tiny, bottle-fed piglet to a full-grown hog that loves Reese’s Pieces, Rick Ross has lived with her happily inside her home.

But last week, the curious pig got loose. Middleton was heartbroken, and frantically set out to look for her pet. Luckily, her dog was able to lead her to a manhole, in which her pig was a little shaken up, but otherwise unharmed. Middleton then called authorities for help hoisting the 200-pound piggy out from this deep hole.

To her surprise… no one would come to her rescue. She says that the fire department essentially told her that there was nothing to be done for her pet pig, and that poor Rick Ross’ last days were to be lived down that dark hole.

Totally shocked and appalled by the community’s unwillingness to help out, she climbed down into the hole with her pig and alerted the media to this ridiculous situation. If it were a dog or a cat stuck down there, there’s no chance that the fire department would have left him down there. So why let a pig suffer?

While the fire department claims that they responded right away, it’s clear that there was some sort of injustice to sort out. Whether it was a miscommunication or not, Middleton is just happy that her attention-grabbing stunt finally got her baby to safety.








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