09/26/2013 10:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Yoda The Plucky Piglet Escapes Truck Bound For Slaughterhouse

Internet, meet Yoda, a Canadian piglet with plucky determination and a bit of luck.

Less than a week ago, Yoda was hitching a ride aboard a truck bound for a farm that would prepare him for the slaughterhouse. Somewhere along the journey down Highway 30, however, the piglet wriggled his way to freedom, and ended up on the side of the road in Brossard, Quebec.

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Our intrepid hero

"The people who were following that trailer saw the piglet sneak through a hole and fall off the trailer," Joyce Kemp, spokeswoman for provincial police agency Sûreté du Québec, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Animal control officers responded and collected the piglet, who eventually found a home at the Wishing Well Sanctuary, an organization in Ontario that rescues farm animals.

After a bath, a vet checkup and some "oinkment" for his wounds, Yoda proceeded to charm his way across the organization's Facebook page.

In one photo, the piglet has donned a sweater and crawled into an unnamed man's lap for some love and attention. In another, Yoda seems to be happily romping around a pile of straw.

Brenda Bronfman, the shelter's owner, told UPI, "He just loves to crawl into people's laps and be held. He's a little angel."

rescued piglet

Cuddle with him, you must.



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