Animal Charity Looking For Homes For 458 Pigs Or They'll Be Put To Sleep
A charity is desperate to find forever homes for 458 pigs in Kentucky, otherwise the animals will all be euthanised.
The rescuers have issued an urgent plea to the public to help save the pigs from being killed - they are all malnourished and said to be in distress.
Reports suggest that many of the animals are pregnant, and were living with an animal hoarder, who didn't neuter any of them, meaning they've grown dramatically in numbers.
The previous owner didn't provide adequate care for the pigs, and some of them now desperately need treatment from a vet.
The Pig Advocate League says that authorities need these pigs re-homed by the 14th September, or they will sadly be put to sleep.
"Many people remember the Polk pigs back in 2016 - there is now a situation that is four times larger. Four hundred and fifty-eight pigs in Kentucky have a clock on their precious souls," explained the charity on Facebook.
The post continued: "We have 19 days to vet and place as many of these pigs as possible before the state of Kentucky euthanises them.
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"There has never been a more desperate time in the pig community as there is right now.
"Pig Advocates League has teamed up with Atti's Acres, Red Oaks Animal Rescue, Cotton Branch Sanctuary, Ziggy's Refuge, The Pig Preserve, and Esther's Army to save as many of these pigs as possible."
If you are able to provide a home for just one or hundreds of pigs, then you can complete an adoption application right here.
Don't worry if you don't have space for a pig or your own private jet to fly them from Kentucky back to your home, then you can still help out by donating money to help pay for vet fees so they can be re-homed as soon as possible. You can donate on the charity's website here, or via PayPal to [email protected]
Volunteers are also needed to help transport and care for the animals.
You can find out more about the pigs or the work that the Pig Advocates League does here.
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