MEMPHIS, TN -- Rick Bucak, a retired police officer who now teaches PE for the unified school district, adopted Porkchop from Memphis Animal Services this morning.
Rick says the idea of saving the pig started as a joke. However, the joke turned reality when he saw a picture of Porkchop.
The self proclaimed animal lover says he, like many others, spent hours trying to catch him. His actions had the pig’s best interest at hand; he never wants to see Porkchop on a dining table.
“A lot of people wanted the pig to eat, [They said] ya know we'll fatten him up we're going to eat him no promises. I couldn't have that happen for some reason, I don't know.”
Porkchop won't be staying with Rick; he doesn't have proper pig accommodations. Through a series of phone calls Porkchop is now at his new home in