Pig recovering after being rescued from I-95 in Stratford

The pig, named Phineas, is now being treated at a Westport veterinarian's office. (4/28/14)

STRATFORD - A pig is recovering at a veterinarian's office in Westport after being found wandering on I-95 over the weekend.

Veterinarian Dr. Joan Poster says the pig, now named Phineas, is probably not someone's pet and was most likely being taken to a slaughterhouse Saturday morning. Poster says he likely jumped off the truck and managed to avoid getting hit by traffic.

Officials say a good Samaritan pulled over and tried to catch Phineas. Animal control crews then arrived and were able to rescue him. Phineas was taken to Stratford Animal Control, where he was treated. He only suffered some scratches in his escape, but was diagnosed with pneumonia.

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Anyone interested in adopting Phineas can call Stratford Animal Control.

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