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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:07 PM

Woman Saves a Slaughterhouse-Bound Piglets Life Twice



Francesca McAndrews was driving to her job as a social worker at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania last month when she saw what she thought was a dog darting in and out of traffic.

The good Samaritan blocked traffic with her car, got out and tried to get a hold of the stray – which turned out to be a piglet that had probably fallen off a livestock truck. Its tail had been cropped, which is typical of pigs that are being raised for food.

“It seemed like forever, but it was maybe five or 10 minutes before I caught her,” McAndrews told Lancaster Online. “I was shaking and crying … and she was bleeding. Traffic was stopping, and people were taking photos.”

McAndrews also took a photo – a selfie of herself holding the piglet. She sent it to her boss with a message explaining why she’d be late for work. Then she took the piglet to a nearby emergency animal hospital.

Although the bleeding wound on its leg wasn’t too severe, the 2- to 3-week-old piglet – who McAndrews named Enzo when she thought it was a male – had suffered a hernia. If the hernia grew, it could burst and kill the young piglet.

McAndrews checked with the local police, who had received no report of a missing piglet.

As word spread about Enzo and the $600-plus surgery she would need, businesses in Lancaster stepped up to help. The Candy Factory, a co-working community, will host a “Wine & Swine” fundraiser Aug. 22. Rachel’s Creperie is having a “Crepes for Enzo” event Sept. 6.

McAndrews also started a GoFundMe campaign to cover the cost of Enzo’s care. It has raised nearly $1,800 as of Aug. 9.


http://www.care2.com/causes/woman-saves-a-slaughterhouse-bound-piglets-life-twice.html

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:09 PM

1. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:12 PM

2. The article includes a very cute video of the piglet running around excitedly

and squeaking as she plays with dogs on the other side of a chain link fence.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:18 PM

3. Enzo is so adorable!

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:36 PM

4. Wilbur!!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:49 PM

5. Does look just like him!

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:51 PM

6. I love these stories.

Pigs are very sentient beings and smarter than dogs. I don't consume pork for that and other reasons.
I hope Enzo has a long and happy life!

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