A pig was spotted sitting in a car parked on an Uptown street early Tuesday morning along with two cats and a dog, police said.
Officers from the 34th Precinct responded to an emergency call from someone who was concerned about the animals, which were sitting in the vehicle at 204th Street and Vermilyea Avenue at about 6 a.m.
"We reached out to Animal Care and Control but because it wasn’t hot yet, there was no action to be taken," he said the officers were told by AC&C.
Concerned that the animals would be in danger once the temperature rose, Morello asked officers to check on the them again about an hour later. By then, the animals had been removed from the car, he said.
Morello said that the officers didn't observe any signs of mistreatment.
"It looked like they were being taken care of," he said. "[The officers] didn’t see anything to show them otherwise."
It was not clear how long the animals were in the car or to whom they belonged.
It is illegal to own a pig in New York City, but some residents do keep them as pets.