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Little Eric's Rescue Story

Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, Eric, pig, saved, rescued, pets, photos, environment )

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When this little piglet was rescued, he was suffering from a joint infection that followed a leg injury he received in the overcrowded conditions he lived in at a local farmer's petting zoo and pumpkin patch. Despite the label of "free range" that some...

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Paula Moore (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:29 am
This farmer wasn't being cruel to just he piglet, he was being cruel to the children as well. Children see enough cruelty & violence without going to a petting zoo & seeing it there, too.... A petting zoo is suppposed to be fun & wonderful for them.... If they see animals in pain & suffering, what kind of scar will that leave on them? What message does that send to them? That adults just don't care about anything but making money? That's not the values I want my children to grow up with... There is so much we can learn from animals & from children if we only take the time to listen & watch..... I commend the mom & son who stepped up & did what needed to be done about Eric.

Dorothy J (5)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 3:21 pm
Aww, so sweet, and or course I ESPECIALLY loved the picture and story of how Eric befriended Azriel, the fluffy Tortie Sanctuary cat. Cat and Pig story...just what I wanted for Christmas! Thanks for this, Barb.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:04 pm
Great outcome.!!!
Thanks for the posting, Barb.

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 4:34 pm
Petting Zoos are NOT fun! Here in town, however, we have a sanctuary for injured-by-humans animals called The Nature Center and they have places throughout the park where you can pet the goats and there are hand washing stations located outside the barn where the goats are. They have a glass enclosure where visitors can enjoy watching the antics of two moutain lions; 1 F named Val and 1 M named Sachmo but visitors call him 'Sach.' Sach and Val were stolen as cubs from the Blueridge Park Way back in the 70's and they were declawed. The 'owners'-a married couple- turned them over to the Nature Center when they started growing. They had to pay a fine of $500 for Val and $500 for Sach.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:35 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Pat B (356)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:40 pm so sweet!!! Have a happy and long life, Eric and Jane...Thank you for this, Barb!!!

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:44 pm
What a sweet baby. This shot is precious! Shared Eric's story.. Thanks BarbCat..

MmAway M (507)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:46 pm
Dear BarbCat this was Awesome and thank you!

Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:54 pm
Cute little fella.

Catherine Turley (192)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 5:56 pm
i'm going to post that eric and azriel photo for the puffy paws fans. thanks barb.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:01 pm
Thank you for this, also, BarbLady:-)

naomi cohen (55)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:01 pm
i am so happy for little eric. i love pigs, and especially piglets. lol thank you for sharing this great news story, barbcat!

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:15 pm
What a lovely story!

Ingrid A (524)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:25 pm
Awesome that little Eric the pig was rescued and his doing well.

Lydia S (155)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:29 pm
Nice story ! And so very cute he is !

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Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:32 pm
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Valerie H (133)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 6:34 pm
...thank YOU for sharing with us....

Debby R (35)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 7:02 pm
aww what a sweet story, so glad the little piglet is happy and safe now :)

Jan C (17)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 7:49 pm
My daughter did an internship at the Farm Sanctuary in NY and became a vegetarian as a result. It is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. The animals are lovingly cared for, living areas are immaculate. This little guy makes me think of Babe. They just don't get much cuter!

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 9:52 pm
Noted Tks. Barbcat what a beautiful and happy ending for this piglet.. Kudos to the Sanctuary and all that they do to make life so much easier and happy for all the critters..Way to go....

zora b (85)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 10:01 pm
This picture with a stuffed little piggy toy is so lovely and cute and gentle. I am happy Eric has recovered. Really good news, dear BarbCat. Thank you for that.

. (1)
Tuesday December 13, 2011, 11:29 pm
Good news for Eric! Thank you Barb.

Wednesday December 14, 2011, 12:25 am
noted with ♥ and big:))))))))))))
Thank you, BarbCat!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 2:12 am
Sweet picture :)
Thank you for good news Barb

Elsie Au (259)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 3:17 am
THanks for sharing this. The picture is so sweet. I love Farm Sanctuary!

Fiona O (565)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 6:16 am
Barb, you spread so much joy with these heart warming stories. Many thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 10:20 am
Thanks for the heartwarming story, Barb! Love the picture of the piglet with the stuffed piglet :)

michelle t (41)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 12:40 pm
Great outcome

Laverne Wallace (59)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 1:07 pm
Sweet story.

desanka s (416)
Wednesday December 14, 2011, 2:53 pm
Eric hate to be alone and snuggling his stuffed piglet at night... sweet baby!
Thank you BarbCat, you bring sun even on a cloudy winter day!

Elizabeth P (99)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 2:45 pm
So dam cute, Thank you.

Shirley S (187)
Thursday December 15, 2011, 10:23 pm
Thanks for sharing this piglets story.

ilja c (48)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 4:30 pm
Thanks. Good story for good night.

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 4:29 am

Nancy C (806)
Monday December 19, 2011, 7:59 am
Thanx Barb...important and life saving work should be recognized...

Jill Vickerman (416)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 5:02 am
Oh bless little Eric!
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