The pigs caused around $80,000 of damage to the small town of Orange, Vermont before most were corralled back to Sugar Mountain Farm.
What one woman described as a growling pig turned out to just be cars driving over a rumble strip on a nearby road.
The police had asked Californian Jeffrey Cody Miller to help watch over the pig while they tried to find its owner.
Police found Princess the pig and asked a neighbor to watch her while they located her owner. They returned to a gruesome scene.
The driver had a second pig in the car and said he didn't want them to get cold.
Charlotte the pig clearly has her priorities in line.
This is nacho typical police call.
“They have fought so hard to live," said the co-founder of Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary in North Carolina.
The group leading the rescue effort expects the costs to spay, neuter, vet and transport the animals to exceed $100,000.
Because law enforcement said the pig was killed humanely, there's no legal action the shelter can take.
That'll do, pigs, that'll do.
Besides looking cute, she can play a toy piano and stand on her back hooves.