With all the flooding on the East Coast, many animals have been affected.
One little piglet, Jane, survived a recent flood in Upstate New York.
A woman who lives near the flooded area, found the pig struggling up the bank of a fast-flowing, flooded creek in her backyard.
She took the pig into her home and wrapped her in warm blankets and, being a wildlife rehabber, massaged the little piglet until she warmed up.
“Several years ago, we rescued another lost piglet and took him to Farm Sanctuary. This little one displayed so much will to live; we knew she deserved to go to a place where she could be free from fear and harm.”
So they took her to recover at Farm Sanctuary’s New York shelter, where she will be an ambassador to bring awareness to farm animals who are affected during natural disasters.
The director of farm sanctuary said:
“When natural disasters strike, farm animals are generally the largest population of victims, but because they are viewed as production units by the food industry, instead of as intelligent and emotional individuals, their suffering is typically ignored.”
So always make sure to remember the farm animals! Especially the tiny piglet who fought through the floods just to stay alive.
[Image via Fabrizio Picco/WENN.]
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