Now, these little pigs have the rest of their lives ahead of them.
"People don't realize how sensitive and brilliant pigs are," Misseri says. "They were really stressed. It took a day for them to realize they were no longer in jeopardy and in a horrible situation."
Of course they won't stay little for long.
These pigs, the group later determined, are not the smaller, potbellied variety as described in the online ad. Rather, they will grow up to weigh anywhere from 300 to 700 pounds.
But at Ahimsa Acres Sanctuary, they can grow as big as they like. Outside of the box. And for free.
"They can be as piggish as they want," Misseri says. "And we'll never hold it against them."