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BREAKING: Three blind potbelly pigs in critical condition

Monday, June 18, 2018

Three potbelly pigs came to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and are not doing well. They can’t see and poor Leroy can’t even walk. They need urgent care right now —will you please help them?

Potbelly pigs Leroy, Oscar, and Lola came from a severe neglect and hoarding case. They were left to eat themselves sick with improper diets of cake, dog food, and table scraps. That’s so dangerous for animals, especially pigs who have been bred to grow excessive amounts of weight.


All three of them are “mechanically blind,” meaning that they are so overweight that they cannot see. Oscar and Lola are having difficulty walking, and poor Leroy can’t even get up.

At the vet, Leroy was so terrified, not being able to see or move, that we thought he might have a heart attack and never make it home.

Now safe at Woodstock Sanctuary, our caregivers put a gentle hand on Leroy’s back and talk softly to calm him, and you can see him relax. He knows we’re here to help.

It’s going to be a long, challenging road to recovery, but we won’t give up on them.

We need your help now more than ever. We have our hands full with Lola, Oscar, and Leroy, two baby calves, and nearly 400 other rescued animals to care for. Vet bills are through the roof, but we will do whatever it takes to get these poor pigs healthy.

We can’t do this without you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for always being there for the animals, especially in times of desperate need like this.


For the animals,

Hervé Brueil
Shelter Manager

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