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800-Pound Pig Found On Streets Just Wants Someone To Love Him

“He is especially fond of tummy rubs and back scratches and makes very adorable pig grunting noises while he gets them.”

The Langley Animal Protection Society typically takes in cats, dogs and other similarly sized animals — but when they got a call about an 800-pound animal who needed their help, they knew that no matter how big, they couldn’t turn him away. 

Theodore the pig was found running through the streets of Langley, British Columbia, all alone, and no one has any idea where he came from. He was initially spotted on a very busy road, and so his rescuers knew it was important to get him to safety as quickly as possible so he wasn’t injured by a passing car. It wasn’t an easy feat getting an 800-pound pig to corporate, but his rescuers refused to give up, and Theodore became an official resident of the Langley Animal Protection Society. 

rescue pig
Jayne Nelson

“His rescue was reasonably straightforward although he was very reluctant to get onto the horse trailer,” Jayne Nelson, executive director of the Langley Animal Protection Society, told The Dodo. “It took about two hours and a chocolate chip granola bar to convince him to jump in the trailer.” 

rescue pig
Jayne Nelson

Once he was safe, Theodore's rescuers searched for his family, but unfortunately came up empty — and so once he was neutered, they began the tricky task of trying to find a family who would be willing to take on such an enormous new family member. 

rescue pig
Jayne Nelson

Despite his size, Theodore is one of the sweetest creatures you’ll ever meet. He just wants constant attention and loves from the people caring for him, and would make the most wonderful addition to the right family. 

“He is especially fond of tummy rubs and back scratches and makes very adorable pig grunting noises while he gets them,” Nelson said. “He loves to eat his favorite foods, root around his enclosure and snuggle into his comfy straw bed for nice long naps.” 

rescue pig
Jayne Nelson

Theodore would do best with a family who has plenty of time, space and energy for him. He needs plenty of room to run around and has to be fed two to three times a day. Ideally, his rescuers would love to find a family with another pig, so that Theodore will have someone to hang out with and keep him company. 

rescue pig
Jayne Nelson

Theodore may be a bit big, but with his size comes a huge amount of love that he’s willing to give to anyone who will love him right back. Everyone who knows him has fallen completely in love with him, and they’re all hoping he’ll find the perfect forever family very, very soon. 

If you’d like to donate to help Theodore or adopt him, you can contact the Langley Animal Protection Society