HAWAII KAI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It's been more than a year since Kama the surfing pig was introduced to the world, but since he's too big to hit the waves, his son has been taking his place at the beach. But Kai Holt, the pigs' owner, got a scare Monday when he realized Kama Jr. was missing after putting him in his van while finishing up his breakfast.
"I came back out with my board to load it in the Kama mobile and I noticed something was missing, and it was Kama," Holt said. "My heart dropped. I just couldn't believe it. It felt like my worst nightmare coming true."
Holt said he called police because he feared the animal had been pignapped. He said some police officers, who happened to be nearby, told him they saw a truck driving off with a pig in a cage.
Turns out, it was the Hawaiian Humane Society that actually picked up Kama Jr.
"Within 5 minutes, this truck pulls up with Kama 2 riding shotgun, right into my arms," Holt said. "I couldn't believe it."
Holt said he guesses someone reported an unattended animal.
Reunited with his surf partner, Holt is full of appreciation for the Honolulu Police Department, animal control and even the person who called in the complaint.
"I learned an important lesson," he said. "I'm never going to leave Kama or any other animal in the car unattended ever again. And I'm going to lock my doors whether I'm in Hawaii Kai, Waimanalo or Waianae."