North Carolina Pigs:
Five pigs arrived at SASHA Farm on November 3, 2018. The pigs’ birthdate is estimated to be July, 2018. They were survivors of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, but their owner, a farmer who was raising them to be slaughtered, did not want them anymore as they were too small and sickly. He was talked into surrendering them to a North Carolina rescue. The pigs spent some time recovering from upper respiratory infections in NC before they came to SASHA. By April of 2019, they were all named by kind and loving sponsors. All of these pigs would LOVE to be sponsored by you. We picture Gerdie and Meadow below. Other pigs from the North Carolina rescue include Lenny, Karuna and Ronnie – they’re all just waiting for your call!
Below is Gerdie, which means “protected”. And so, she is, at SASHA Farm!
And, below is Meadow, named by her young sponsor Henry, who has raised money for SASHA for his birthday in lieu of birthday presents for two years in a row.
Livingston County (MI) Dairy Farm Cruelty Case: Three pigs and five cows, rescued by SASHA Farm staff and Livingston County Animal control, came to live at SASHA Farm in September 2017. These cows and pigs were the only survivors out of 70 other animals who had starved to death. Read our blogs about this rescue HERE and HERE and an eyewitness account HERE. Meet the pig survivors below, who were named by their loving sponsors:
Sugar: Sugar is a black and white female; looks very much like Bob the pig, but whiter in the ears. It took Sugar a while to warm up, but now she loves her life at SASHA and has a great sense of humor.
Humphrey: Humphrey is a white male from the Livingston County rescue. He and Bob, the other male, warmed up quickly to the Farm and to the volunteers and staff who fed them and played with them. Now Humphrey is the first to greet the produce volunteers when they come with yummy fruits and vegetables. He loves every day of his life!
Bob: Bob is a black and white male with black ears. He is full of joy, and loves to eat and play. He is pictured below with Sugar, and is the pig on the right in that picture.
Sugar, Humphrey and Bob are bonded, most likely because of their beginnings as piglet survivors of the Livingston County cruelty case. Now that horrible ordeal is long gone from their memories as they enjoy every minute of every day at SASHA.
Johnny Cash: It was 2015, and he was just a baby piglet. He was frightened and cried for his mother as he found himself on a transport truck in Iowa jammed next to hundreds of other little pigs, heading for a “fattening farm”. But he knew most of all that he wanted to be free. His will to live was so strong that he managed to wiggle his way out of the WINDOW of the truck!
A couple living nearby found him in a ditch along the highway and took him into their home to care for him while he recovered from his injuries. They quickly bonded with this cute piglet and named him Johnny Cash after their favorite singer. But as he grew, they knew he would be happier on a farm where he had lots of room and could be with other pigs instead of food on someone’s table. In late 2016, they found SASHA Farm, who offered him a forever home at their sanctuary in Manchester Michigan.
June Carter Cash was offered as an auction prize at a church fair. The winner brought her to SASHA much to the chagrin of the fair organizers. She is strong, feisty, and fun-loving; much loved by volunteers, staff, and visitors alike.
Herman is a wild boar, found wandering right around the corner from SASHA Farm, on Herman Road. Area hunters had been trying to shoot him. Now he is safe and so loved at SASHA Farm. He can be feisty and noisy but loved by volunteers, staff, and fans!
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