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Meet Lizzie and Robbie — Pigs Rescued From Cruelty, Now Inspiring Kindness


    In July, the FLSPCA requested if we might carry Marshall Dillon and his buddies to Farm Sanctuary. Their want for placement had turn out to be extra pressing, and as we had house at our New York shelter, we have been in a position to welcome them into our care.

    The pigs settled right into a quarantine house, the place we monitored their incoming well being situations. That is commonplace observe at Farm Sanctuary to make sure that sick animals get the care they want and stop spreading any sickness to our different residents.

    Whereas Lizzie and Robbie have been shiny upon arrival, Marshall Dillon was subdued and didn’t have as a lot curiosity in meals. Veterinarians examined Marshall Dillon and suspected he was harassed from the journey, so we gave him supportive care and house to relaxation. Sadly, his situation worsened — he developed a fever, began respiratory heavier, and continued rejecting meals.

    We determined to carry Marshall Dillon to Cornell College for extra supportive care. Although involved that the journey may exacerbate his signs, we agreed the dangers of staying house outweighed the dangers of journey. Sadly, Marshall Dillon handed away throughout transit. Later examinations revealed an entrapment and rupture of a part of his gut,which can have stemmed from trauma when he was youthful. Although we tried our greatest, there was nothing else we might have executed to avoid wasting his life.

    Marshall Dillon spent two days at Farm Sanctuary. We’re heartbroken by his surprising loss and need we’d had extra time collectively. Nonetheless, we’re additionally grateful that he knew care and kindness from the FLSPCA and our caregiving group — in comparison with how his life started and the way it ends for 124 million pigs slaughtered for meat within the U.S. every year. We honor his legacy by saying his identify, sharing his story, and persevering with our lifesaving work to assist others, like his buddies Lizzie and Robbie, take pleasure in life on their phrases.