Pig Rescue Successful
In conjunction with the American Humane Association, Farm Sanctuary and Animal Rescue League of Boston, IFAW rescued 10 pigs, stranded for weeks on a levee in Iowa. The pigs are now resting at a vacant barn until they can be transported to their "forever" home at Farm Sanctuary. The rescue involved long days that involved both water operations and land operations in four-wheelers.
Among these 10 pigs, there are two that have formed a special bond. One a fully mature pig, and the other younger pig. Even though the vet on-site confirmed they were not blood relatives, the young one had clearly become attached and adopted the older pig as it's mother.
After weeks in the sun with no shelter the suffering these pigs have endured is quite evident. The ears, backs, and faces are literally charred black from the sunburns, and the skin is in the process of peeling off.
Rescue efforts are on-going, so please check back daily for further updates. And if you can, please consider making a donation to ensure that IFAW is always ready to respond to disasters like this one.