Durham I-40 pigs pack bags for new life in Florida

One of the captured pigs in the back seat of a police car (Jim Shumacher)

May 27, 2011 12:34:44 PM PDT
Remember the five little pigs that fell off a truck in March along I-40 in March?

They're hitting the road again, this time in a carrier headed for the easy life at a Florida animal sanctuary.

Fourteen bidders attended Friday's auction at the Durham County Animal Shelter, where the pigs had been kept since they were rescued after bringing the busy highway to a standstill on March 30.

The pigs were sold to CJ Acres of Jacksonville, Fla., for $3,200.

The money will help cover the shelter's costs of caring for the animals since they were found.

CJ Farms is a nonprofit agency offering a safe home for abused and abandoned animals, including horses, goats, feral cats, chickens, and pigs.

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