Rejected by his owners and running loose
Larry came to us from the local kill shelter in 2019. He had spent a year in and out of the shelter after animal control had picked him up running loose on several occasions. His owners claimed him at one point but then later decided to surrender him to the shelter. They had apparently shaved some of his hair to spell the word "BIG" (apparently his former name had been Big the Pig), which must have been a terrifying ordeal for him. When we learned about Larry's sad situation, we just knew we needed to step in and provide him a forever home.
Flopping over for belly rubs is his specialty!
After spending so much time in a windowless stall at the animal shelter, Larry is making up for lost time spending time outside lounging under trees, enjoying the gentle breezes on his back, and basking in the sunshine. He loves exploring and chewing on tree roots and branches.
Larry also loves playing little games. After devouring his food from the bowl, he'll stand by it and wait for his caretaker to collect it. As soon as she reaches down to pick it up, Larry puts on an act that he's not quite finished and guards it. He also likes to nap right in front of the stall door so the caretaker can't get in and out. He's very spoiled and mischevious.
But Larry's claim to fame by far is his ability to flop over for a belly rub at the drop of a hat. We have so many pictures of visitors and volunteers posing with Larry while he's flopped over, smiling from ear to ear. Larry's a spoiled pig who loves sanctuary life. He knows he's safe in his forever home with his herd, where he is adored and loved every single day.
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