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PENOBSCOT, Maine

Sanctuary offered for runaway hog in Maine

A Guinea hog that escaped slaughter and is on the lam in the woods of northern Maine is being offered sanctuary, if it can be located. On Thursday, Peace Ridge Sanctuary offered to let the escapee live out its remaining days at the Penobcot facility that is home to more than 100 animals. The sanctuary issued a statement saying that pigs are intelligent and social creatures and that this one ‘‘deserves to be kept safe from impending harm.’’ The 140-pound black Guinea hog was headed to the butcher in the town of Woodland when it escaped several weeks ago.