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Meet Penny the fire pig: Brooklyn firehouse recruits piglet to serve

When the firefighters must leave for a call, Penny watches over the firehouse.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2021, 1:11 AM

Updated 1,038 days ago

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A Park Slope firehouse, Engine 239, has recruited a new member - a 3-month-old piglet named Penny. 
The pig’s owner, Darren Harris, says she likes to snack and loves to spend time at the firehouse.
When the firefighters must leave for a call, Penny is responsible for watching the firehouse.
"She goes into the house watch and she waits for us to come back,” says Harris.
He says firefighting is a stressful job and the piglet offers some emotional support to the team.
Right now, Penny is only about 9 pounds but by December they expect her to weigh about 50.


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