Stray Pig Finds New Home, New Name - NBC4 Washington

Stray Pig Finds New Home, New Name

'Wilbur' adopted by Fauquier County family



    Prince William Co. Pig Gets New Home

    A pig who was up for adoption in Prince William County has a new home tonight, after someone saw him on News4. Aaron Gilchrist introduces us to the potbelly pig's new home and new owners. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011)

     That 200-plus pound pot-bellied pig who was found wandering the streets of Prince William County is now safe and sound at a new home.

    Wilbur the pig was located last week wandering in Lake Jackson, Va. His owner turned him over to an animal shelter after the five-year-old boar repeatedly escaped from his enclosure.

    After seeing him on News4 newscast a viewer decided she and her husband had to make him a part of their family.

    They tell us that he is now very happy and living on a 10-acre farm in Catlett, Va. Wilbur also has a new name: Norm.

    Steffen Freiling/Berlin Zoo via AP

    Norm's new owner said he's fitting in nicely, and their next step is to find him a companion. 

    Check out a video sent in from his new owner: 

    Wandering Pig Needs New Home

    [DC] Wandering Pig Needs New Home
    He really is some pig. Wilbur, who's described as an escape artist, is looking for a new home. He was corralled by Prince William County Animal Control while wandering down a highway.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)