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Urgent Help Needed For Molly The Pig

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Hello fellow animal lovers. Please read Molly’s story below. We really need all the help we can get.

We got our precious Molly 2 years ago. She was the tiniest little thing and like so many others, we were told that she’d remain the size of a small dog. “Pot Belly Pig” is what she was called. 

Judging from the picture of Molly above, you can see that was not the case and Miss Piggy grew up to be a pretty sizey piece of pork. Pigs are falsely marketed as ideal family pets and it’s easy for a family of animal lovers to take on a lonely baby pig, especially when we have such a large property in Kloof. 

My mom pretty much loves Molly more than my brother and I and we’ve learnt to accept that in the Kelly household, Molly Meloo reigns supreme. However, our family situation has changed quite drastically this year and for numerous reasons my mom needs to move into a smaller, safer house. Obviously, Molly won’t be able to come with us as she is too big for residential areas such as a complex.

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We have searched high and low for a suitable home for this baby. Flag farms with small pens, animal rescue areas that can’t take on a large animal, small holdings and even the SPCA. Unfortunately, it’s normally quite a grim ending for these re-homed pigs as their value on the meat market is sickeningly high and stories of ultimate abuse and death are just too common. Even the SPCA suggested to us that the best thing to do, would be to put Molly to sleep. Unfortunately, the only way they can do it with an animal this size, is to bring a gun to our house, corner her and shoot her.

Now, seeings as this smart, emotionally intelligent pig has become a family member, you can understand why we’re not wild about this plan to say the very least.

We are in desperate need of a home for Mol. We don’t want her to be used for breeding as starting the cycle of pigs being adopted under false marketing or even worse, ripped from her for bacon, isn’t really exactly best case scenario. We really want to make sure we aren’t contributing to pet shops selling these baby pigs to unsuspecting owners who would have no idea what they were getting themselves into.

imageWe are willing and able to donate towards her upkeep and are looking for any leads to a new home where she’ll be loved for the cute critter that she is.

Please email me on jennajupiter89@gmail.com or spread our story around as much as possible. This is heartbreaking for us as we really need a good home for our chubby relative. 

Thank you.

UPDATE: The response we have received about Molly The Pig in just 5 hours is absolutely overwhelming. Thank you, thank you, thank you times a million. We are well on our way to finding our cutie a good home!

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  • Jul 30, 2014