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Auction is Friday for pigs found on I-40

Posted May 26, 2011

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— It is high noon for the five pigs that fell out of a truck and got loose on Interstate 40 in Durham County in March.

The animals will be auctioned individually Friday to the highest bidder at the Durham County Animal Shelter, at 2117 E. Club Blvd. The auction is open to the public, and the pigs must be paid for in cash.

The money raised will pay for the care the shelter has provided to the pigs since March 30 when morning commuters spotted them running scared in the roadway and called police.

Shelter manager Shafonda Price said the pigs, estimated at 40-60 pounds at the time of their capture, have been thriving and growing while they are being held in Durham.


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  • fayncmike May 27, 2011

    "Will we be seeing them on store shelves next week or will some bleeding heart buy them?"

    Why in heaven's name would you post such a comment, care what the motives of the buyer might be or attack the character of someone who you don't know a thing about?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 26, 2011

    I personally think some neighborhoods should purchase them and have a community Pig Pick'n.

  • ICTrue May 26, 2011

    Will we be seeing them on store shelves next week or will some bleeding heart buy them?

  • lawncare5 May 26, 2011

    will they be auctioned off price by the pound or whole dollar price for the pig itself?

  • RWS May 26, 2011

    This is stupid. They're food!

  • husk8corn May 26, 2011

    will they be taking bids on a bear skin rug next?

  • busterbluth May 26, 2011

    I really wish the Hurricanes would adopt one. I would love to see Stormy walking around with a cute little pig. :)