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Pig Rescue Doesn’t Go As Planned At Iona College

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(credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

(credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (CBSNewYork) - Three Iona College students say they just wanted to save a pig’s life, but things didn’t quite work out the way they planned it.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

Peyton the pig’s goose was cooked. Her owner on Long Island apparently posted an ad on Craigslist stating that he was going to get rid of the 2-year-old pot-bellied pig because she didn’t get along with his German Shepherds, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports.

The frat brothers saw the online blurb, drove to Long Island, and rescued Peyton.

They took her back to their tiny off-campus apartment in New Rochelle. Someone saw the pig in their tiny backyard and called the Humane Society over the weekend.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports

It appears the Iona students were well intentioned, but didn’t understand what it would take to care for a 55-pound swine.

After briefly going to college, this little piggy went wee-wee-wee all the way to a shelter.

Today Peyton enjoyed a breakfast of carrots and peanut butter.

Peyton the Pig enjoys breakfast at the New Rochelle Humane Society - New Rochelle, NY - Jan 31, 2012 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Peyton the Pig enjoys breakfast at the New Rochelle Humane Society - New Rochelle, NY - Jan 31, 2012 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

“We’re having a lot of fun with him, I gotta say,” said Dana Rocco, who runs the shelter at the New Rochelle Humane Society.

Of the frat brothers, she said, “It appears that they were trying to do the right thing. They were trying to help out Peyton.”

No more city life. Peyton is headed for a new life in the country.

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