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Judy and Patsy’s Story

Friday, April 20, 2007

maryland neglect

Hungry, scared, motherless and living in deplorable conditions, Patsy & Judy along with 4 other siblings were found on a vacant lot in a tiny make-shift pen with no shelter … until the good people at Prince Georges Animal Management in Maryland intervened.

Photo courtesy of Prince Georges Animal Control

Photo courtesy of Prince Georges Animal Control

Going on a tip from a concerned neighbor that horses were being neglected on the property, the officers investigated and discovered the piglets, along with 2 very frightened horses who were entangled in their tethers in the woods on the property. All of the animals were emaciated, with no food or water anywhere in sight. They were seized and held for short period until placement could be arranged.

No one has yet to come forward to claim them — the authorities feel confident they know who is responsible but have no hard evidence to link him to the crime. In 2004 the suspect was convicted of 57 counts of animal cruelty when many farm animals were discovered sickly and living in filth on his property. He was fined $7,700, which was never paid, and so now he attempts to elude the authorities by putting his animals on vacant properties–susceptible to exposure and predators.

patsy judy walkingThe Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary was able to take in two of these babies, and their siblings — Emily, Farley, Dennis and Ogar — are at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen NY.

They’re all so fortunate to have been rescued from their terrible fate — but without farm animal sanctuaries, these guys would have no place to go. In these cases it is not uncommon that the animals are euthanized after being seized because dog & cat shelters do not have the facilities to take in farm animals. That’s where organizations like ours come in and it is your support that makes our ability to help these animals possible.

Sanctuary Director Jenny Brown decided to name them Patsy Ruth & Judy Lynn after her mom and grandmom, both of whom reacted well to the news.

Photos by Robin Henderson.

Patsy & Judy rootin' & tootin'

Patsy & Judy rootin' & tootin'

Patsy demonstrates her foaming skills

Patsy demonstrates her foaming skills

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