Jeka, Violet, & Ophelia – our one-year old Yorkshire Cross pigs – have been lucky in life. Since birth, they have only known love & kindness from people. They were born and raised by an ASPCA foster home in Florida prior to coming to Farmaste.
Their mom’s start to life was not as happy. She is a breeding sow who was rescued from the largest farm animal cruelty case in the Northeastern US. With the Westport Massachusetts Police Department, the ASPCA assisted with the rescue of over 1,000 farm animals from a 70-acre property. The conditions from which she was rescued were deplorable – many of the animals were showing signs of neglect and had no access to food or water. Deceased animals were mixed in with living animals throughout the property. These girls’ mom was one of the survivors, and the ASPCA placed her in a foster home where shortly after her arrival she gave birth to a litter that included Jeka, Violet, and Ophelia. You can see more about the rescue here.
We are so grateful for the ASPCA for assisting in this rescue and giving mom and her piglets a chance at lives filled with love, rather than neglect. We are also extremely thankful for the grant we received from the ASPCA to prepare adequate housing for these girls. We are still getting to know each one as the individual that she is – Jeka seems to be the most independent, Violet loves to play, and Ophelia is the calmest of the group. What we do know is that they love napping, rooting, and tummy-rubs. We will update as we learn more about them!
Consider sponsoring one of these sisters to help provide for their ongoing care costs.