Meet Chanchito of Gracie’s Acres in Tennessee. This sweet boy was a stray who had been attacked by dogs and required emergency veterinary care. He’s now a three-legged pig in good care. They named him Chanchito because, according to their Facebook page, “Chanchitos are good luck charms in Chile. Chanchitos can be seen hanging in homes, restaurants and shops. Bringing a sense of comfort. A three legged pig being able to stand is a sign that he/she must be lucky.”
We donated a $100 micro-grant to contribute to his recovery. You got this, Chanchito!
After seeing Vicente’s story on Instagram, we knew we wanted to contribute a $100 micro-grant to his recovery.
According to the PugHeart’s website, “Vicente is our newest south of the border baby. He is a 12 pound neutered fawn male. He’s at least 5 pounds underweight. We call him Guapo (handsome) for obvious reasons. He was found in deplorable shape; eyes ruptured, oozing and infected; starving and flea ridden, yet such spirit, he never stopped wagging. He is the poster child for PugHearts’ ingenuity and teamwork. People messaged, rallied, and stepped up to get him to Houston (inclement weather be damned) within 1 day, so he could get the emergency care he so desperately needed. Our gifted veterinary staff performed all necessary surgeries. Remarkably, he is heart worm negative. He is just 2 years old. Enter recovery. Here he will heal and learn to be the loved pet he’s never gotten to be. He is among other my blind rescues and our home is modified safe for them. Don’t tell these dogs they are handicapped; they do not know it. Blind dogs rock. Aside from the dangers of a pool, pokey or oft rearranged furniture, or a careless open door, they’re like any sighted dog. Someone commented on Vicente’s earlier post these 5 profoundly sweet words, “They see with their hearts…”…”
We’re honored to help contribute to his healing. If you’re interested in adopting Vicente, learn more here.
Fun Facts About Pigs
1. Pigs are the fourth most intelligent animal (after chimps, dolphins, and elephants). Yes, even smarter than our dogs!
2. Pigs can run a seven-minute mile.
3. Pigs paint. You know Pigcasso, right?!
4. Pigs are actually quite clean. They use mud to cool off since they don’t have sweat glands (happy as a pig in mud!) and use the bathroom away from their living and eating space.
5. Esther the Wonder Pig lives in a home in Canada, wears adorable outfits, and was thought to be a “mini pig” who now weighs 650 pounds. She’s a social media sensation who has helped make pigs beloved globally.
6. Mini pigs grow to 300 pounds and teacup/micro pigs are a myth. Many are ending up in shelters or abandoned in cities (even DC).
7. You can meet (and adopt) pigs at a variety of sanctuaries around the world.
8. Pigs love belly rubs, are active communicators (grunts and squeals), and form close social bonds.
Please join us in honoring these beautiful beings today and every day! Our mission is to make the lives of pigs and pugs happier.
Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!
That’s probably NOT what our new favorite duo, Laverne and Shirley, are saying from the comfort of their pig-friendly enclosure at the Humane Rescue Alliance!
Pigs & Pugs Project is delighted to sponsor the pair’s stay with HRA, a contribution which helps to offset the costs of food, toys, medical & preventative care and in this case, extra special bedding!
Note that while pig ownership is illegal in the District of Columbia, these cuddly gals are looking for a pig-friendly home elsewhere. You can contact HRA adoptions department to learn more.
Sweet Midas from Pug Rescue of Austin is getting treated for an expensive medical condition and we swooped in to help with a $100 micro-grant. Sending lots of love his way. I mean, look at that face!