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Reply to "Little Piggy is not going to Market"

Thank you for your replies, and thank you Sue for all the information.

Here is some of the latest update, May 29, from the 'Toronto Sun' newspaper:


... the little piggy that didn't go to market, is doing better but still awaiting surgery.

A Good Samaritan saved the piglet Monday after spotting her clinging to the inside shoulder of Hwy. 401, near Mavis Rd.

She's set to have surgery tomorrow to fix a broken ham hock.

Toronto Humane Society officials took in Wiggles -- she had a broken leg and a few scrapes and bruises -- and have been nursing her back to health.

"There is a condition known as Porcine Stress Syndrome, which can be fatal and usually comes about after suffering a traumatic event," said humane society spokesman Ian McConachie, who added that the pig was dehydrated when the animal protection agency took her in. "We needed her to be at 100% before we tried the surgery."

McConachie said Wiggles is doing well, acting more and more like a pig, gobbling up food on her own now.

She's picky, however, choosing to eat only peeled apples.

Because of her near-death experience, Wiggles won't end up on anyone's plate. Officials have vowed to adopt her out to a farm or petting zoo that promises to give her a long life.

Veterinarians had to wait at least three days to fix Wiggles' leg.

The society has received a number of offers from people on farms and at sanctuaries who promise to provide Wiggles with a comfortable home.

"We need to do the surgery to determine the extent of the damage and see if there will be any long-term issues that will have to be dealt with by her new owners, such as mobility constraints," McConachie said. "We are hopeful for a full recovery, but until the surgery is done and we see positive progress on the rehabilitation, we cannot determine where to place her.

"Once we have a better idea of her needs, we will be picking the best location for her where she will be cared for and happy."
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