A piglet without the use of its hind legs would usually be put down – but Chris P Bacon has instead landed a three-book publishing deal.
When Chris was born in Florida, a woman brought him into Len Lucero’s veterinary office, assuming the animal would be euthanised.
But when Dr Lucero noticed how the tiny pig pulled himself along with his front legs he said he could not go through with it and took him home.
Dr Lucero built a wheelchair out of some of his son’s toys so Chris could move around, then found a dog-sized harness and cart.
“Chris P Bacon was born with malformed hind legs,” Dr Lucero said.
“For most animals, this would lead to their ultimate demise. For Chris P Bacon, this is only the beginning of the rest of his life.”
Chris found fame as a piglet when a video of him and his tiny wheelchair went viral.
Since then, he has mastered his wheels and also pigged out, growing to a healthy 10kg.
He is a bona fide celebrity and now, thanks to his internet savvy owner, Chris has secured a publishing deal with Hay Books, meaning he will be bringing home the bacon.