Before Dragonlord was the proud owner of blankies and stuffed animals, he was a scared piglet living with his three siblings in a dark, damp barn at a local farm.
“We were there [at the farm] to pick up this emaciated, dying goat, and while we were there, this farmer was scooping up 10-day-old piglets with a net and putting them in a box,” Cimini said. “We were like, ‘What are you doing?’ And he said, ‘They go to auction in the morning.’ The mom was there and she was screaming for them. It was really devastating to watch.”
Cimini, along with volunteers from Rancho Relaxo and Freedom Farm, talked the farmer into giving them the four piglets, although they couldn’t convince him to give up the mom.