Sussex County Animal Services Brings Three Pigs to Piggins and Banks

Sussex County Animals Services, located in the Richmond area, came into possession of two male pigs named Bruce and Onyx and was looking to find a new home for them. Not much was known about the pigs other than they were a type of mixed breed and approximately a year old. After posting online through some of the great pig re-homing networks out there, word reached us and we were able to connect with their representative Brooklyn Carpenter.

After getting the details on the new pigs and agreeing to take them in, Brooklyn began working on a transportation line to get the pigs from their current location up to our place in the northwest corner of Virginia. She enlisted the help of Angie and Holly who would meet her half way to then bring the pigs up to Piggins and Banks.

Bruce being loaded up for the first leg of the trip.

At that last moment prior to the trip, Brooklyn was told that Petersburg Animal Control had a four month old baby girl piglet in their possession they needed to re-home. She asked if we were interested in taking her as well. How could we resist?!

The “bonus” piglet we would be taking in as well, which we named Fern.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 all three pigs made their way safely to us thanks to the help of Brooklyn, Angie, and Holly. It was truly a great team effort of pig rehoming group members, animal services representatives, transport team members, and the Piggins and Banks Team!

Executive Director Aaron Riddle (AKA The Head Hog) with Angie and Holly after successfully welcoming all three pigs to Piggins and Banks (Photo by Christie Riddle, Mrs. Head Hog).
Bruce checking out his new pen. He and Onyx are both larger pigs (as you can see from the bale of straw he’s standing next to).
Welcome to your new home Onyx!
Fern is a little princess…so sweet!

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 Bruce, Onyx, or Fern as a virtual pig parent. All donations make a positive difference in the lives of our pig residents.

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