Herb, our wonderful cat, is such a great friend to all the new rescues that make their way to Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary.
Here he is with Pratchett, (Piggy was his old name) checking out the winter thaw and all the clean up that needs to be done.
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Charlotte started off as a weak, sick piglet. She was the runt of a litter and wasn’t doing well. The farmer’s daughter took Charlotte in and cared for her for the first 8 wks, and then she contacted us. Charlotte came to Cedar Row on June 15th and with continued attention and love she grew to be a beautiful and thriving piglet.
Wilbur is Charlotte’s brother. He too was a runt. The farmer’s wife and family took him in and took care of him until he became strong and healthy. Wibur grew to love his human family and loved interacting with them. Although the farmer’s wife had grown attached to him she knew the best thing for him was to be reunited with his sister Charlotte so that they could grow up together in a home that will offer them a long carefree life.
Last Sunday we took Charlotte and Wilbur to their new home where they will live a long, happy life together.
The OPP called us on July 4th; there was a baby pig found on a back road tonight and they brought her to us.
She had a rough start
This little girl had a nasty fall and has ended up with a fractured jaw. She has 2 swollen toes, and a lot of abrasions that have scabbed over. It seems like she fell off a truck at least 3 – 4 days ago, if not longer.
We’ve nursed other pigs back to health, so I’m confident we’ll get this little one feeling better with time.
It’s a “good” day to help this sweet pig. Please contribute if you can and share widely, and have a wonderful long weekend!
After months of treatment and lots of TLC, Joaquin has recovered as much as his body allows. He has a distinct walk to his hind end, due to the injury on his spine.
We were told that we shouldn’t put him in with the big pigs, for fear he might be re injured, so it was a constant stress for us because we really didn’t have room for another pig, let alone a special needs pig.
Well, I went with my gut feeling, and started introducing Joaquin in slowly with the other pigs, knowing that it wasn’t going to be easy. Pigs, like all animals have to establish their dominance, so Joaquin was pushed around by Jimmy, Seamus, Pearl and Roberta. The only one that left him alone, was Charlotte.
I would put him in longer and longer every day and walk around with him to help socialize him with the others. Once I left him on his own with everyone, he would stand at the gate and scream loudly to be with us. It was absolutely heartbreaking to hear him, but I knew it had to be done. He needed to be with the other pigs!
After weeks of slowly integrating him in with the others, this picture says it all…. Joaquin sleeping with Pearl and Charlotte last night.