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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has taken custody of 458 mini pigs in Pendleton County, Kentucky. We have been given a very limited amount of time to place this pigs into new homes, foster homes, and rescues. Any pigs not placed will end up euthanized. Atti’s Acres has been the sanctuary closest in location to these pigs and has been helping around the clock to save these pigs.
Pig Advocates League, along with Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary, Ziggy’s Refuge, Red Oak Animal Rescue (ROAR), and Esther’s Army have teamed up with Atti’s Acres to save as many of these animals as possible.
The state of Kentucky is requiring all pigs going to private homes and fosters to be spayed/neutered prior to leaving. All pigs must be micro-chipped and if leaving the state have a valid health certificate. The cost of this mission is going to be astronomical, both in money and man-power.
Here are some ways you can help:
•ADOPT! We need homes for as many as possible! We are also looking for rescues/sanctuaries that can provide temporary holding for pigs going to homes. If you are able to help, please complete an adoption/foster application here.
•VOLUNTEER! We need help on the scene, and behind the scenes. The volunteer form can be found here.
•DRIVE TRANSPORT! Anyone willing to transport pigs, via crates or trailers, please complete our transport volunteer form here.
•DONATE today! We can only save those we can have vetted, spayed/neutered, and transported. Donations can be sent via PayPal to email@example.com or by clicking the Donate button at the bottom of this page.
Last month we watched as a rescue of nearly 30 pugs from a Mississippi backyard breeder took place. To help support their efforts, we donated $100 to Pug Hearts of Houston (top photo showing the rescued pugs heading to safety), $100 to Dallas Pug Rescue (second photo showing more of the rescued pugs), and $100 to Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue (third photo showing Cherokee’s improvement after some TLC).
Here’s what Pug Hearts wrote about the rescue on their Facebook page:
We donated $100 to support Naomi’s care.
Outsiders Farm and Sanctuary wrote on Instagram: When Naomi came to us in June she was very underweight from just having a litter and not getting proper nutrition while nursing. When we administered Lutalyse in June, she was too far along to successfully terminate the pregnancy. Since then we have taken great care to get her properly fed and back to a healthy weight, very unsuccessfully. The vets best guess at how we got here was that Naomi remained pregnant and the piglets she was carrying were sucking away any nutrients she was given. When it came time for her to delivery. She simply was not strong enough.
After getting a full exam today and an ultrasound they confirmed the following:
-Naomi does have an infection and is running a high fever. She is very warm and will be fighting off Mastitis on top of her Uterine infection.
-Naomi does have atleast one deceased piglet inside of her.
-Naomi’s weepy eye is actually three corneal ulcers.
The best course of treatment is to do a c-section/spay and remove her infected organ and decaying piglets. Naomi is not a good candidate for surgery. She weighs only 39 pounds and that is very underweight. They’ve sent us home with eye ointment, antibiotics, pain medication, and Lutalyse to try and expel the tissue inside her uterus and some of the infection. We are on the schedule Thursday to have a spay done on her. It will be risky, but she needs to have this done to be better. Hopefully the few days of antibiotics and pain meds will start the healing process and get her feeling better. She is just exhausted after the trip to the vet. We have moved her inside and will be giving her a lot of extra TLC to get her through.
Meet potbelly pigs Leroy, Oscar, and Lola. They came from a severe neglect and hoarding case and are now safely living at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.
Unfortunately, they were left to eat themselves sick with improper diets of cake, dog food, and table scraps. All three are “mechanically blind,” meaning that they are so overweight that they cannot see. Oscar and Lola are having difficulty walking, and poor Leroy can’t even get up.
These sweet beings will now get the love and attention they need to heal at Woodstock through medical attention and lifelong sanctuary care. We donated $250 toward their care and look forward to watching their progression.