Canning Vale family desperate for return of Humphrey the pet miniature pig

The Thompson family’s missing miniature pig, Humphrey.
The Thompson family’s missing miniature pig, Humphrey.

A CANNING Vale family have desperately pleaded for the return of their pet miniature pig after he was taken over the weekend.

The Thompson family’s beloved two-year old pig Humphrey escaped from their house on the corner of Dumbarton and Boardman Roads about 6pm on Sunday night.

Tania Thompson said a neighbour told the family she saw three men catch Humphrey at a nearby park and told her they were going to take him to a farm.

“He was picked up by three Indian men and put into a gold car, because they thought he was just a roaming, feral pig,” she said.

“He just wanders around minding his own business, he’s not feral or anything like that.

“He got picked up on our front lawn, he was only outside our house, he hadn’t travelled very far.”

Mrs Thompson said the family and had posted pamphlets all around the area in the hope it led to Humphrey’s safe return.

“The men obviously had no intention of returning him, because they didn’t involve the rangers at all, that’s what really worries me,” she said.

“If they have got him, we understand they would have thought he was feral. We’re happy to drive out to a farm to get him.”

The family has been in contact with the police and the rangers since Humphrey was taken and Mrs Thompson said her children were devastated by his disappearance.

“It’s the family pet, like someone’s dog or cat. The longer we’re waiting and not hearing anything, the worse it is, but there’s still a shred of hope,” she said.

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