FALMOUTH, Ky. (LEX 18) – Volunteers in Pendelton County are facing a daunting task. They must find homes for more than 500 pot bellied pigs or they will be euthanized.
Rescues from several states have chipped in to help and the state has backed off its deadline, but that doesn’t mean the pressure is off.
Complaints from neighbors about the pigs running free led to the state taking possession of the farm outside Falmouth. The number of pigs started at 458, but soon several pigs gave birth to litters of piglets and the number swelled to over 500.
Jodi Vigar from Atti’s Acres in nearby Butler was the first rescuer to arrive at the farm. She’s taken in more than 100 pigs, but she is still working to find each animal a home.
“You know, everything will work out. Not one of us is gonna give up. All of these pigs deserve a home,” Vigar told LEX 18.
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