We got out and walked up a hill and there was this young female hog, tied to a telephone pole by her back legs, tied so tightly it cut off the circulation in her back legs. She was panting hard with no shade to protect her and no water to drink. Julie ran to a neighbors to get water. I was shocked at such deliberate abuse so I called 911 for help. This was criminal. Felony animal abuse!
Why would anyone do this? Was someone trying to teach the pig a lesson? Someone cruel and heartless did this and left this pig to suffer and die from heat exhaustion or to let coyotes kill it as it had no way to run. She was terrified of us, imagine is dogs or coyotes where attacking her! The pig drank the water as fast as we could get it to her. She also laid in it and created a great puddle to cool off in, which she desperately needed. She panted hard with her mouth open gasping. Pigs don't sweat, they wallow in mud to be cool. The twine was so tight, there was no way we could get it off. It was hard to look at knowing it cut deeply into her circulation of her back legs.
Officer McKinzie came prepared. He had a snare and put it around Ms Piggy's neck so we could cut her legs free from the twine and ropes. Once she was in we had to secure the crate with extra ropes so we could carry her into the Sheriff's vehicle. He was taking her right to Dr. Orr's veterinary hospital to sedate her and cut the strings off. She is now at Animal Control. Investigations are underway trying to find out who owned her and prosecute on animal cruelty charges if he can get enough evidence as to who did this.
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