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BC SPCA looking for permanent home for 'Lyle the singing pig'

Last Updated Oct 19, 2017 at 12:21 pm PST

Lyle, the singing pig (Courtesy BC SPCA)

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Is your home fit for a pig?

The BC SPCA is hoping to find a “forever home” for Lyle, a two-year-old pig who has been in its care for over a year now. He was among several animals who were taken in after a cruelty investigation.

“When Lyle first came into our care, he was extremely fearful and didn’t want to be touched at all,” says Leiki Salumets, BC SPCA farm animal care supervisor.

“We worked at building his trust and slowly, he transformed into the social and very vocal guy he is today – he loves his belly rubs and foot massages.”

The BC SPCA calls him a “singing” pig because of how he squeals and howls in delight — especially when he hears the voice of his favourite volunteer.

“I’m not sure if he’s opera-ready, but it’s great to see him so much more social and vocalizing so much,” says Salumets.

“Lyle is a sweet and gentle fellow just looking for someone to fall in love with him and offer him a home where he will be doted on. He’s an awesome pig!”

If you think you could offer Lyle a “forever home, you can email the BC SPCA for more information.