When her owners decided to move away, they decided not to take Edna and her sister. They didn't even try to get another family to adopt the pigs - they just left them in the pen.
"They did not want them any more," Pearce said. "The family went interstate and left the pigs behind."
Then the worst happened - Edna's sister died because she wasn't getting enough food or water. Edna was now alone in the pen, and she stayed like that for about six months, Pearce said.