When FL Pig Gets Wheels: Fame on YouTube

Chris P. Bacon the disabled piglet is burning rubber – and burning up the Internet.

Chris P. Bacon is some pig, all right. Some lucky pig.

His story is a real heart-warmer, first broadcast in New Hampshire on WMUR-TV.

The pig's owner, a Florida veterinarian named Dr. Len Lucero, took in the tiny piglet, born with a heart defect and malformed hind legs. To help the scooting piglet, Lucero's son created a makeshift wheelchair from K'Nex construction toys to enhance the little guy's determined but strained mobility efforts, which meant dragging himself around.

As luck would continue to have it, two weeks ago Lucero attended the North American Veterinary Conference in Florida, Jan. 19-23, where he learned about a Nashua, NH company that makes custom wheelchairs for pets in need, handicappedpets.com. Lucero visted the booth to order a chair, and met with marketing director Lisa-Marie Mulkern, who watched the YouTube footage of Chris P. in action, and was moved to donate a Walkin' Wheels adaptive dog-chair for the piglet.

You can learn more via Chris P. Bacon's Facebook page, where there are plenty of photos and videos and links to news reports, and follow his progress via Twitter, @ChrisPBaconPig

And of course, enjoy the YouTube videos we've uploaded with this story.

Yes, that's some pig.

Editor's note: This article originally was published by Nashua Patch in New Hampshire.


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