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Pamela & her sister Little Bit found themselves in quite the predicament when their owner got injured and could no longer care for them. These girls were left outside with no shelter and little food. Winter was quickly approaching and their owner knew they needed help. We had no time to find them another home before the cold set in & made room for these girls! Pamela has some serious medical needs that need assessed quickly but we are excited to watch the girls grow in love here.
Little Bit & her sister Pamela found themselves in quite the predicament when their owner got injured and could no longer care for them. These girls were left outside with no shelter and little food. Winter was quickly approaching and their owner knew they needed help. We had no time to find them another home before the cold set in & made room for these girls! Little Bit is morbidly obese and needs to lose a lot of weight to be a healthy pig.
Annabel came to us a loved house pig. She was so very "spoiled" that she was morbidly obese. Her mama fed her as a way of showing love, but it was killing her. Annabel couldn't even walk she was so obese. Her mama could no longer take care of Annabel so she reached out to us for help. She has been working hard at losing weight and learning to be a pig again. Annabel has even made pig friends and completely fell in love with her new BFF Charlotte!
Poor Marge was living outside with nothing but a wooden box to call her own. Her family had 7 kids with another on the way & 2 dogs. It seems like Marge was forgotten. We are not sure what she was being fed, but it wasn't a proper piggy diet. Her skin was in horrible shape. And I mean horrible. We aren't really sure what Marge went through before she got here, but what we do know is that she is a sweet and sassy independent woman. She loves her family fiercely and often takes the babies under her wing.
Princess lived with her loving family for 5 years until extreme circumstances lead to having to rehome her. After searching on facebook, they were recommended to a local woman who called herself a rescue. Little did they know Princess was not going to the best home. She was there for only 4 days before the "rescue" reached out to us to take Princess. When she arrived she was physically & emotionally broken. We have worked hard with Princess to show her she is still loved and valued. She is healing well and making friends at Kanda!
Madeline found herself at a shelter when she was pretty young. A kind lady pulled Madeline from the shelter, but unfortunately she wasnt zoned for pigs. So Mads couldn't even go outside & lived in a bathroom for far too long. Between her restricted space, lack of enrichment, and fights with the dog, Madeline became aggressive. Luckily Animal Control was on her owner & Madeline was surrendered to us.
Vivian was another Indy Pig Rescue pig who was rescued from extreme cruelty and neglect. Vivan, and her BFFs Ethel and Annette, went to a family during the Indy Pig Rescue, but after a year at their home, they needed to come to Kanda. Vivian is a shy little girl who prefers to stay close to her sister Annette. Vivian also really appreciates a good nap and often goes straight back to bed after her meals.
Annette was another Indy Pig Rescue pig who was rescued from extreme cruelty and neglect. Annette, and her BFFs Vivian and Ethel, went to a family during the Indy Pig Rescue, but after a year at their home, they needed to come to Kanda. Annette is a very loving and gentle girlie. She loves nothing more the squeal at us and get belly rubs. Annette is the protector of her sisters and can usually be found with Vivian hanging close by.
Ralphie & his family were part of an agriculture program at a college. They were bred at the facility but it was decided these boys, Ralphie & his 2 brothers, weren't wanted. The students found out these boys were going to be killed & pled with the faculty to let them find sanctuary.
Lyla was living in a 4x4 mud pit with a tiny broken dog house and she was being fed dog food, which is toxic to pigs. Luckily, a local dog rescue got her right before that horrible winter storm hit. However, they are a dog rescue and they aren't set up for pigs & had dogs trying to attack her. We were able to say yes to helping sweet Lyla!
Beth was rescued from a hoarding situation in Aug 2020. She was very skittish at first and has since warmed up to us well. She is a timid pig who prefers a calm environment. Beth loves protecting & keeping an eye on Gretchen, Janice, & Aaron!
Dolly was abandoned by her previous humans in June 2023 then in September she was attacked by her previous human's dogs. She ran away & disappeared for weeks before reappearing in her neighborhood. So the neighbors sought help. It took 11 days for a group of amazing volunteers & neighbors to catch Dolly, but shw was finally caught & made her way up to Kanda.
We were alerted to 3 mini piglets who showed up at a pig farm after being abandoned to fend for themselves. There were 2 males & 1 female, & at only 3 mo there was fear she was pregnant. We knew we had to act fast if she was. Some amazing friends set out to catch all 3 piglets & were quickly successful! The boys went to another rescue & miss Suzy came to Kanda for her life saving spay & to live the rest of her life in piggy luxury instead of having to fight to survive.
Naomi was part of a hoarding case a sanctuary in OH took on and she was suffering from a ton of cysts and tumors taking over her poor body. The other sanctuary rushed her to OSU where they said her only option was euthanasia. After talking with the sanctuary, we talked to our favorite surgeon at Purdue who agreed to at least try to save her. We took over Naomi's care and she did wonderfully through surgery and recovery!! Now Naomi is living her best life and making so many friends!
Humphrey came from a home where he was so very loved by his previous owner, but was abused by his owner's family. His previous owner did everything he could to protect Humphrey, including moving out of the abusive home. But unfortunately the new landlord would not allow Humphrey to stay. Out of options, his owner contacted us for help. Humphrey came to us scared & intact. We got him fixed and he has really started to warm up to us. Humphrey loves to talk and will happily tell us all about it while enjoying belly rubs.
Emmie came to us at only 6 months old and very pregnant. Sweet Emmie gave birth shorty after rescue to 5 beautiful babies, then adopted another piglet in need the next day. Emmie was a great mama despite her young age. She raised her babies until they could be weaned, and is now finally enjoying her life on her terms, as she should! She's a favorite around the sanctuary and loves to greet everyone who comes to visit!
Meeko was sold as a "micro pig" to his original family. Micro or teacup pigs are not real and breeders tell the buyers to keep the pigs on a strict diet. This special diet actually starves the pig and stunts his growth. So poor Meeko came to us very underweight. Luckily he came from a family who loves him & knew he needed more than they could provide. Meek-man is a sweet, goofy, laid-back guy, until he thinks he needs food or finds a bar stools to knock over. But we wouldn't have him any other way!
Peg was a family pet until the family fell on hard times and had to move. They desperately searched for a home for Peg with little time before she would be set loose or killed. We received a plea to help this obese piggy and knew we had to help. Peg has been working on her weight loss, but she rules her herd, so it has been a challenge. Peg is a sassy, goofy pig who will always make sure her opinion is heard! We love how much Peg has blossomed here at Kanda and can't wait for her to be a healthy weight as well.
Theo aka Theodorable, was abandoned at a local shelter for "pooping too much in the house." That was a new excuse to us. The shelter isn't set up for pigs and we were happy to help. Theo is one of the sweetest & silliest boys ever and brings joy to everyone he meets!
Professor William Spots (aka Fessie) was purchased by a woman who didn't know much about pigs but fell in love with his cute face. Then she broke her hip and could no longer care for him so her son took him in. Tthey didn't realize that pigs & dogs often don't do well together & his dog was dead set on eating this little piglet. With the help of many other rescues, we were able to get William out of there & to Kanda quickly, before he was injured.
Albert was rescued in 2021 after a kind family purchased a house and found multiple animals had been left on the property, including sweet Albert. Albert clearly never knew love or proper care. He is extremely obese and never had proper shelter. Sweet boy is loving the good life now and losing weight!
Hubert & Cubert & their 2 siblings were "inherited" when a guy bought the house they where they were living. Unfortunately the 2 siblings did not make it through the winter & these guys needed to go. Not knowing what to do, the guy listed them for free for slaughter. Luckily we were able to take them in & save them from a terrible fate.
Cubert & Hubert & their 2 siblings were "inherited" when a guy bought the house they where they were living. Unfortunately the 2 siblings did not make it through the winter & these guys needed to go. Not knowing what to do, the guy listed them for free for slaughter. Luckily we were able to take them in & save them from a terrible fate.
Ethel was another Indy Pig Rescue pig who was rescued from extreme cruelty and neglect. Ethel, and her BFFs Vivian and Annette, went to a family during the Indy Pig Rescue, but after a year at their home, they needed to come to Kanda. Ethel is a sweet and adventurous piggy. She's always busy and loves talking smack to the pigs in surrounding paddocks.
Primrose was rescued from a horrible hoarding case along with her friends, Beth, Amy, Pippa, and Stacy Ann. This case had a "free pigs" sign in the front yard and pigs were being handed out to god knows who. By the time we got there, these 5 girls were the only ones left. Prim needs to lose weight to be healthy and potentially available for adoption. Shes a demanding and loving girl & we are happy to have her here!!
Pistol Annie was found at an Amish farm, cast aside from her mama & family at only a week old. The people who found her saved her & brought her to a friend who knew more about pigs. She saved Pistol from near death and helped her grow to a thriving happy piglet! After Pistol was weaned she came to Kanda to live her best life.
Peaches was posted on FB needing a new home. She's a 2 year old mini pig who was starved to stay small. Peaches weighed only 28 lbs on rescue, 3-4x smaller than she should have been. With love & a good balanced diet Peaches is slowly gaining weight & learning how great life is!