Daisy was lost, wandering the streets of Durham
Just like Gertie, Daisy came to us from a livestock auction at the Durham County Animal Shelter in 2017. She had been surrendered as a stray pig found wandering the streets. Our friend Bridget Munger alerted us to Daisy's situation, and we immediately made arrangements to bring her home. Apparently one of the folks at the auction bidding on Miss Daisy was making bacon jokes, so we knew the situation was incredibly urgent. We weren't going to leave the auction without her, and fortunately for this beautiful girl, we won the bid and scooped her out of there.
Daisy has a mama role with her herdmates
Despite the fact that Miss Daisy has lost most of her sight, she lives an extremely comfortable life here with us. Miss Maggie has become her seeing-eye pig and makes sure she finds her food, water, and favorite spots in the woods. Their relationship is simply amazing, and it just solidifies the fact that pigs are very emotional, caring animals who bond tightly with their herds.
Daisy is definitely a dominant pig , bossing everyone around and making sure she gets her way. I guess you can say she’s the mother of the group. She loves her food, especially her mid-day snacks, which can be anything from sweet potatoes, apples, grapes, squash, to zucchini. She also loves her belly rubs, and will flop over in a second to give you better access.
Meet the rest of the herd
Click or tap a photo to learn more about our herd members. Who will capture your heart?