Many pigs we give a forever home to come from severe neglect cases or abandonment in the wild. Others come from situations where life intervenes and makes it difficult for people to provide proper care for the pig. That was NOT the case with Porky. He had a loving home with a family in Virginia that spoiled him well and treated him with lots of love.
However, their living situation changed when their landlord said that pigs would no longer be allowed at the property. Facing eviction, they had only a few short weeks to find a new home for Porky.
With the help of pig rehoming experts Theresa Evans Ray and Jill Robison, Porky’s owner was able to get the word out about their situation. We came upon Porky’s need for help which was very timely as we had just completed a pen and shelter ready to welcome a new pig.
With Porky being located several hours from us in central Virginia, Connie Potter volunteered to help transport Porky up to our location in Cross Junction, VA. Porky is a BIG pig…almost too big for a large crate. But with a little coaxing and extra special treats, Connie and Porky’s owners were able to load him in to the back of her SUV, where she drove him to his new forever home here at Piggins and Banks.
Porky has been settling in for a few weeks and has adjusted very well. While we had some concern that he was an indoor pig that went to being an outdoor pig in the middle of winter, he is large enough that it was not an issue. He also has a shelter filled with plenty of warm straw which has kept him dry and comfy during the snow days we have had since his arrival. He is now eating regularly and even letting us hand feed him treats and scratch his ears.
We, and Porky, are looking forward to Spring when he will be able to get out and about a little bit to lose some of the extra weight he has to ensure he is as healthy as can be.
Help Support Porky
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 Porky as a virtual pig parent. All donations make a positive difference in the lives of our pig residents.