PAULDING, Ohio — A dog pound in northwest Ohio has said goodbye to a guest more appropriate for a barnyard.
The Paulding County dog warden took in a pot-bellied pig for a few days this week after a woman who'd been sitting for the animal got stuck with him when the owners wouldn't take him back.
Dog Warden Georgia Dyson normally doesn't accept anything other than dogs. But she tells The (Toledo) Blade she felt bad for the pig-sitter, whom she described as a senior citizen unable to care for the animal.
Dyson says she fed pig feed to the 14-week-old animal, named Bacon Bits and about the size of a beagle. He got french fries as a treat and was kept separate from the dogs.
"I didn’t put it back with the dogs. I didn’t know if any diseases would possibly transfer to the dogs," Dyson told msnbc.com.
“We’re such a small town, we only have room for 12 dogs," Dyson said. "I had to make a makeshift back room so that we would have room for him."
A rescue farm came to fetch Bacon Bits on Wednesday.
Related: Paulding County Dog Shelter
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