BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) – A pastry has helped save the life of a pot-bellied piglet that was abandoned on a busy highway in New Jersey.

A motorist called the Barnyard Sanctuary after seeing another driver toss the animal onto the side of Interstate 80 on Wednesday.

Director Tamala Lester tells WNBC-TV the motorist stood guard by the terrified piglet for 45 minutes until she could get to the scene. Lester says she used a cherry Danish to lure the animal closer and grabbed its hind legs to take it to safety.

The piglet has been named “Cherry.” It is recovering at the animal sanctuary in Blairstown and will be put up for adoption.

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