When the little piglet arrived at the sanctuary, Beam learned that she is just about 2 weeks old and was probably on her way to an auction to be sold for eventual slaughter. "The people at the sanctuary say she's very lucky," Beam said. "She'll grow up fat and happy."
The people at the sanctuary named her Ellie.
"She is still exhausted and recovering from her ordeal, so not running and playing yet," Terry Cummings, director of Poplar Spring, told The Dodo. "She is a pretty tough little girl, so I think she will get through this! We are giving her lots of meds and TLC." They also gave her a dog sweater.