Biscuit (aka Biscuit Leroy) was surrendered to our county’s animal shelter by his family who claimed they could no longer keep him. Pigs are difficult and expensive pets, rarely stay small, and Biscuit is unfortunately one of probably tens of thousands of pet pigs who end up homeless every year. Even more unfortunate, most animal shelters lack the means to properly care for and adopt out pet pigs. In NC, state laws mean that these "livestock" animal (yes, even potbelly pigs who are clearly pets) must be auctioned off, where they often end up in the wrong hands once again. Luckily, Ziggy’s Refuge got into contact with our shelter and were able to intervene.
They had nowhere to keep Biscuit, and when Jay and Kristin went to pick him up, his kennel was in the quarantine room. Poor, terrified Biscuit had vomiting puppies on either side of his kennel.