The pigs had come from a private residence where they'd been severely neglected, according to Daehnrich. They also had bite marks on their ears, which suggested they'd been attacked by dogs.
Unfortunately, the shelter staff couldn't release the pigs until they'd been held for 10 days after their rescue, Daehnrich explained. Then the shelter was legally bound to put the pigs up for auction. So Daehnrich and her husband suffered an agonizing wait. On the day of the auction, they raced back to the shelter, ready to bid against anyone who wanted the pigs.
Thankfully, no one bid on the pigs, and the Daehnrichs were able to take them home to their sanctuary that day. They named the pigs after the Three Stooges - Larry, Curly and Moe.