Harford County Humane Society Helps Three Pigs Come to Piggins and Banks

On the day after Christmas we received an email from Cat Kelly, Operations Director of the Harford County Humane Society in Maryland. Cat informed us that they had in their possession three pigs that needed homes. Currently their facility did not have means to house pigs (all three were being kept in barn stalls), so it was important to the staff that all three pigs find a place were they could have plenty of room to live.

We of course agreed to take them in!

On a beautiful Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs. Head Hog (Aaron and Christie Riddle) made the drive out to the Harford County Humane Society with pig trailer in tow. The staff was wonderful to work with there and assisted us greatly providing paperwork and all sorts of history on each pig. All three pigs were loaded up with no problem at all and after a three hour trip home were making rounds in their new living quarters.

Let’s learn about each of our new residents!


Link (and Zelda below) were part of an Animal Control seizure in July 2020 due to a cruelty and neglect case. The horses at the property were the reason for the case, but these two were seized as well according to the Harford County Humane Society. Link is very outgoing and loves to be very close to you when in the pen. He is also a “food hog” in that his mouth is always open expecting a treat whenever given attention.


Zelda is a big girl…but very sweet and gentle. She loves to be pet and has a slow, but steady, approach to her day’s activities. When taken in by the Humane Society she was very overweight, but is already starting to lose some pounds after being given a nice outdoor area to root and roam around in.


Hulk was a stray pig that was brought to the Harford County Humane Society by local animal control. He is an un-neutered male whom we initially thought might be aggressive just from pictures (with a name like Hulk!)…but he is the absolute sweetest male pig we have ever met. He is a talker and loves to oink and chirp when you enter his pen. He takes treats gently and is a big ole teddy bear.

Your Support is Needed for These Pigs

We are able to take in pigs like this because of support from people like you! Every pig we take in results in another mouth to feed, veterinary appointment to schedule, and more…all of which cost money. Please consider making a small donation or even sponsoring Link, Zelda, or Hulk as a virtual pig parent. All donations make a positive difference in the lives of our pig residents.

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