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Meet Mouse, a pig recently rescued from a grotesque illegal backyard butcher in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Talking about the conditions where they found mouse, Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director, Susie Coston, told LittleThings, “They weren’t licensed and Mouse was in a stall that had ankle deep feces and no water. None of us could even stand being in the barn for more than 10 minutes it was such a hideous condition for anyone.”
While a total of 200 animals were rescued that day, Mouse needed extra care because he had a deformed back leg. Veterinarians believe Mouse broke his leg when he was just a piglet and it never healed properly causing him to carry weight on his other three legs.
“He’s very happy. He likes belly rubs. He’s eating and handling this whole procedure really well,” said Coston. Mouse is 6 months old and is expected to grow to be 350 pounds. Once he’s recovered he will live at the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, where he’ll have other pigs to play with.
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