Tuesday, August 19, 2008


"It all started simply enough with just one pig, a Vietnamese potbelly, who arrived in 1992. The potbelly was a hand-me-down from a Seattle friend who didn't want her anymore.

Judy Woods named the pig Fern and took her to live on the 6 ½-acre spread she owned in Arlington.

Then, in 1994, she heard King County Animal Control might know where she could find more unwanted pigs. She called. As it turnd out, a male potbelly was running loose in Des Moines. Did Woods want the pig? He was a full-grown, 4-year-old boar with untrimmed tusks and would be euthanized if she didn't take him. She would.

Woods, a nurse by day, named this one Wilbur and trucked him back to her little farm.

That same year, Woods created Pigs Peace Sanctuary and organized it two years later as a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing swine, potbellied and hog alike. The pigs haven't stopped coming."


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alpha99wolf said...

What a wonderful story about the pot-bellied pig. It is wonderful to hear about humans who open their heart to animals who are at our mercy. That sanctuary for all types of pigs, including those with tusks is just wonderful. God Bless "Woods" for doing that.

Sweet Tea said...

Thank you so much for the award. I'll get something posted soon.

Hi wolfie, good to see you. Thanks for stopping by.