Mother and Daughter Pigs, Betsy and Rootie, Welcomed to Piggins and Banks

We would like to welcome mother pig Betsy and daughter Rootie as the newest forever residents here at Piggins and Banks! Both of them come from an animal neglect case in Mingo County, West Virginia. The case was a typical one of animal abandonment. In this instance one horse barn was so filled with manure that the horses heads almost touched the ceiling when standing in it. It is extremely sad people leave animals to die like this…however we should be thankful there are good people to step in and rescue them!

On the property there were also many pigs roaming the mountain side breeding out of control and living close to railroad tracks. Sadly pigs were dying from getting hit by trains so something had to be done. Luckily many were captured and given the opportunity to find new homes, which is how Betsy and Rootie came to live with us.

Let’s meet both pigs!


Betsy is the mother to Rootie. She is a standard black pot belly pig that we approximate to be two years old at the time of this writing. The rescue group told use that she has had at least three litters, the last of which being where Rootie came from. She was spayed before being brought to us and loving it here! Betsy was a little standoffish at first, but now takes treats gently and has made her presence known with the other pigs.


Rootie is a go-getter! Her father was a Kune Kune so she has that outgoing Kune trait in her blood. She will come right up to you to see what is going on and is right in the thick of things with the rest of the herd when it’s mealtime. You can also find her hanging out a lot around Mick, our other Kune Kune and boss pig.

Your Support Helps Betsy and Rootie

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 Betsy or Rootie as a virtual pig parent. All donations make a positive difference in the lives of our pig residents.

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