MIAMI (CBSMiami) – This little piggie did not go to the market. In fact, this little piggie went to a Broward high school and was found there.

Pembroke Pines police said in a tweet the piglet was found wandering in a baseball field at West Broward High School.

Police suspect the piglet may be a lost pet due to its friendly nature.

Homeowner Herb Thomas who has raised pigs says there’s a reason people want to keep them as pets.

“Pigs stay clean they get into mud to cool off, but to you they are family and they are protective. More loyal than a dog.”

The Pembroke Pines police department has taken to social media to find the rightful owner, but if not, there are people lining up to provide a permanent home.

“Our best hope is a shelter. We won’t let him go to slaughter.”

Police are asking the public to contact our Animal Assistance Program at 954-431-2200 if you know who its owners are.

West Broward High School is located in the 500 block of NW 209th Ave in Pembroke Pines.

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