November 20, 2007 / 1:49 PM / in 10 years

Stowaway piglet survives toilet roll ordeal

LONDON (Reuters) - A piglet nicknamed Andrex is recovering after being found in the back of a truck full of toilet paper at a supermarket.

<p>An injured piglet found among a delivery at Tesco in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and nicknamed "Andrex" is shown in this handout photo, November 20, 2007. Reuters/Tesco/RSPCA</p>

The animal, thought to be two or three weeks old, was discovered in a delivery at a Tesco store in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Staff wrapped the piglet in a duvet and called the RSPCA, a Tesco spokesman said Tuesday.

He was taken to an animal shelter in Radcliffe-on-Trent, outside Nottingham, suffering from cuts and bruises to his snout.

“We will now care for him until he is fit enough to be found a permanent home,” said Ella Herring, the shelter’s deputy manager.

Tesco said store workers were unsure of how the piglet came to be on the truck, but thought it may have been a prank.

“Staff are used to dealing with the unexpected, but little Andrex’s arrival was a shock,” a Tesco spokesman said. “They took it in their stride, wrapping him up straightaway in a duvet in the manager’s office and calling the RSPCA for advice and help.”

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