Found with a maggot-infested abscess on her back
We rescued Tabitha from Cameron, NC, in the spring of 2022 after being abandoned behind a rental property in a pen full of trash and old furniture. With no access to food or water, she desperately broke out of the pen and busted a neighbor's main water line in search of hydration. And to make things worse, she had a huge abscess on her back that was full of maggots! Flies were swarming all around her.
Fortunately, the neighbor whose water line was busted (Geretia) investigated and soon figured out that no one was coming back for Tabitha. So she gave her a temporary spot until she could find her a permanent home. Poor Tabitha was so scared and confused. When Geretia contacted us, we just knew this sweet pig deserved so much better, and we started making arrangements to go get her.
Read Tabitha's rescue story.
Sweet nudges of gratitude and joy
Tabitha's days of being abandoned and left to die are over. Now she's living a very comfortable life here at the sanctuary, and that abscess has long been removed. Her water bowl is always full of fresh water, and she gets two healthy meals every day. And snacks too! She loves exploring in the woods, and she enjoys napping without a care in the world.
Being on her own for so long has definitely taught Tabitha some survival skills that make the other pigs jealous. For example, she carves out the most wonderful mud holes in the summer! We keep it full of water so Tabitha can spend hot days rolling in it and keeping cool. The other pigs come by for a dip sometimes, too. Maybe she should start charging by the hour!
We are thrilled Tabitha is here with us. Tabitha is so gentle and sweet, and she deserves a wonderful life. And that's exactly what she'll have!
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