Officials round up pigs in Qrendi after warning to the public

Updated 12.40pm - Officials from the Animal Welfare Unit and the abattoir have rounded up four pigs which were roaming the streets in Qrendi.

Qrendi local council had issued a warning to residents that potbelly pigs were on the loose around Triq it-Tempesta.

It said it did not know if the pigs had escaped some farm or been let loose, but the public was warned to stay away from them as they could be dangerous.

Their owner was asked to contact the council as soon as possible.

Some hours later the council thanked officials from the veterinary service, the abattoir and the Animal Welfare Department, who helped round up the four pigs.

(Pictures issued by the local council). 



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