the story of Paige, Pearl and their piglets, then scroll down for photos & video!
Paige and her daughter Pearl were rescued from a tough situation during the winter
of 2009. Both were pregnant at the time of their rescue although Pearl kept her secret until February! Six days after
arriving Paige gave birth to her litter-13 little Christmas piglets, and in February Pearl surprised us.
Dr. Bird from Wickford Veterinary Services took 4 of the piglets and personally oversaw their care for several weeks. Three
of the piglets were adopted out but when pigs are inbred survival is always tenuous and one morning one of the piglets passed
in his sleep. We are happy to report that the other two have thrived and are living very happy lives-see their story
on our Happy Tails page.
The 4th piglet remained at Potbelly Manor. One of the farm volunteers arranged to
board her in return for working at the farm. Thanks Matt for all your help!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the wonderful
veterinarians who provided expert care, advice and support: Dr. Meredith Bird-Veterinary Services of Wickford, Dr.
Max Balmforth-N. Kingstown Animal Hospital, Dr. Ennis and Dr. Kneser from BC Large Animal Clinic, Tufts University Ambulatory
Service and Dr. Chan from the wildlife clinic.