Rachael Pitchford was on the lookout for another rescue pig to adopt. She already had Ruby, a 2-year-old potbellied pig whom Pitchford refers to as her “pig daughter,” but Pitchford felt that Ruby would be happier with a friend.
“Pigs are very social animals, and do better in pairs or a herd,” Pitchford told The Dodo. "I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s unfair to only house one pig, as they get super lonely and long for companionship.”
So a couple weeks ago, Pitchford wrote a post in a Facebook group for pig lovers, saying that she was interested in fostering or adopting a pig. She didn’t expect the response she got.