Pig up for adoption at Humane Society of Tampa finds new home

It's the kind of bacon you can hug
Posted at 4:43 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 16:42:41-05

UPDATE: The Pot Belly pig left abandoned at a local groomer's store has been adopted by a family that has more than a home, but a new big brother too. 

Original Story: Batman, the pig, has been at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay the past week after he was left abandoned.

The shelter posted a holiday video to try and help generate some love, and sure enough, a family was found. 

Nate Frix, knows Batman is already a TV star, and has a farm and end enough room for him.

The best part is Batman will have a big brother, another Pot Belly pig. His name: Kevin Bacon. 




This is video of Kevin the pig at his farm in Dover eating a whole watermelon. 

Frix said Batman will have to stay separate from Kevin for now, but eventually they will be able to be together. 

"We have been wanting another pig, but instead of breeding, we'd rather rescue," he said.

The pig is estimated to be around five months, however Frix believes he is much younger. 

Batman is in good condition, but his skin is a little discolored -- a sign of malnutrition.

This was a perfect Christmas present for them both this holiday season. 


Earlier coverage:

Looking for a new pet? Can't decide on a cat or a dog? Maybe you're allergic or you want a unique pet to fill your home with love? The Humane Society of Tampa has the pet for you. 

According to The Humane Society of Tampa Bay's Facebook page, Batman the pig is a 5-month-old Potbelly pig who was dropped off at a grooming business but his owner never picked him up. He's currently getting lots of love and attention from the staff at the shelter. 

They say he'll be up for adoption soon. 

Need some convincing?

  • Pigs don't shed, so you won't have to worry about dog hair or cat hair piling up in your home. 
  • Their hair is hypoallergenic. 
  • They're easily trained. They can quickly learn tricks and be potty trained indoors. 

Give Batman a chance, he's the kind of bacon you can hug!

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is open for adoptions from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adoptions end 30 minutes before closing. The shelter is located at 3607 North Armenia Avenue in Tampa.