A woman from a rescue group called Saving Grace was at the shelter that day when she noticed the pigs. She contacted Alesja and Alex Daehnrich, a German couple that runs Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary, a small rescue farm in Durham, North Carolina. Could they foster these two pigs? The woman asked. Alesja and Alex couldn't say no.
"I actually had no idea I was going to pick up pigs that day," Alesja Daehnrich tells The Dodo. "I was at work all dressed up wearing high heels when I got a call in the morning about two pigs needing a foster home. I drove to get them after work, my coworkers gave me towels to place in the car and the rescue had crates for me."