A 360kg Yorkshire pig who was stabbed multiple times near Victoria just over a week ago is looking for a home.
Michelle Singleton, president of Duncan’s A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary, said she will pick up the animal and bring it back to the sanctuary on Nov. 10, but she has limited space and will need to find another place to care for the animal until her Space issues are resolved.
She said one person witnessed two men trying to stab the pig in the heart with a knife, but the knife was too short to reach the animal’s heart and all they did was inflict several injuries and tears to the pig, and in the end, it was proven Not life threatening.
“Witnesses reported the incident to the RCMP and then called us,” Singleton said.
“As far as I understand, the previous owner of this animal sent someone to kill it, but we don’t know why. It’s hard to kill a pig this big if you don’t know what you’re doing. He’s stabilized now and will Survive. I’ve been here for over five years and this is the first time I’ve seen anything like this.”
Singleton said she hopes to find a foster home for the animal by the end of the week because she simply doesn’t have room for it on the 4.5-acre animal sanctuary, which currently houses nearly 180 rescued farm animals , including 49 pigs.
“I’ve got a lot of people interested in taking him in and I’m checking their enclosures to see if they can keep him under control,” she said.
“This animal will not be used as food. Our mission is to keep the animal as happy and healthy as a pet, and we will bring it back to our sanctuary whenever possible.”
Singleton said A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary is looking for a relocation site and has begun a capital campaign to purchase a larger property, over 50 acres, somewhere on Vancouver Island.
In addition to the animals currently in the reserve, 50 animals are on the waiting list and 30 are in foster care, she said.
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