Missing pig named Kevin Bacon reunited with owners after help from Kevin Bacon
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One lucky family was reunited with their pig named Kevin Bacon after some help from none other than Kevin Bacon.
The pig - whose name must surely bring to mind his own mortality - had been on the run for two weeks from his Pennsylvania home, causing distress to his owners.
Chelsea Rumbaugh of Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania brought the cheekily named pig home to her farm on October 13, but not long after the pig showed it had the heart of an adventurer.
The next day in the evening the pig broke loose from his pen but was later spotted still on the property and returned to the house.
Rumbaugh explained that it wasn’t long till the pig took off on his two week adventure.
“We were so close [to the pig], my 16-year-old was petting him,” Rumbaugh explained on a Facebook group she set up called ‘Bring Kevin Bacon Home’.
"He stayed close but eventually took off into the woods."
Hearing of this story and the plight of the family, the actor Kevin Bacon helped spread the word of the missing pig and shared a story about it on his Thread page.
He also captioned his Thread post ‘Bring Kevin Bacon Home.’
Thankfully, after multiple failed humane traps and food trails, the adventurous Kevin Bacon was taken down by a sticky bun that contained pet-safe Benadryl, a sedative.
After consuming the treat, Rumbaugh told local media the pig simply walked back into his pen without so much as a fuss.
To prevent future break outs, she also explained the family has reinforced the pig’s pen with concrete below the ground to stop him tunnelling his way out.
The family also seem to have big plans for Kevin Bacon’s future now that he has gotten over his wild-adventure phase.
“I do think he has a life of stardom ahead of him," said Rumbaugh.
"We have plans for our property to be an open-to-the-public farm and offer services for children and adults who struggle with PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and Kevin is going to be here for all of that, too.”
The Facebook page has since been changed to Kevin’s Home Adventures and on Saturday Rumbaugh announced the family have set up a GoFundMe page so they can get their plans up and running.
“We are asking for $2500 to just help get us started. We would put this toward fencing in a much larger area for Kevin and other animals, a few heaters (we are attempting to build a small greenhouse with second hand materials), and other small building costs,” the GoFundMePage read.
“We hope this is the start of being able to give back to our community a LOT. We are currently saving up for a used truck & trailer and hope to welcome goats soon.”