P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534
Rescued Piggies go to Pig Haven
Animalkind became aware of a situation where another "rescue" took in two pigs a few month ago, two pigs who needed a safe place to go. The pigs than became "too much" for the rescue to deal with and they were ready to be given to slaughter!
Animalkind was shocked to hear that the ethics of being a "rescue" are being totally abandoned by this other group and decided to give it an effort to help those two pigs. It took 2 days of phone calls and "Pig Heaven" was found. A wonderful little farm in CT, containing 2 horses, some sheep, cats, cows and ponies (ALL rescues) agreed to give those two sweet piggies a life long place to roll in the mud and just be happy.
Here is the day report, the two had finally arrived at their so deserved destination:
As I write this e-mail our two new additions are fast asleep. They had quite a long day today. Gary and Beth (their foster parents) and I tried to get them both into my pick-up. Although one went in very easily, the other was simply too frightened. After many attempts, it was too much for the poor guy, so they kept one in the horse trailer and I kept the other in the pick-up and they followed me home. Gary and Beth truly deserve tremendous credit. They made this long trip for this one silly pig and they were sooooo sweet and nice.
As soon as we got here, it was clear that the pigs would immediately escape the fence I made. So, we decided to put them in with the cows. I have an electric fence so the pigs cannot get out. They were happy to be in the grass. They found the water and of course they found lots of mud.
The cows love them! I think the cows believe they are their new babies. While we were all standing there watching, the pigs began rolling in mud, and the cows were standing over them, bathing them.
I was out there about 15 minutes ago for one last check tonight and the pigs and cows were lying together inside the shed sleeping. They looked so beautiful I felt like crying. All's well thanks to you, Lynn and those lovely people, they are home and they are safe.
Here's to all of God's creatures great and small.
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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area. We promote non-lethal prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR). An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care. Adoption to homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged. We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals (d-20).
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