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If you are familiar with Miss Piggy from The Muppets, then you probably won’t have to stretch your imagination too far to grasp the personality of the living breathing Miss Piggy of Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary. This vibrant little piggy was rescued by Edgar’s Mission after she was found wandering at large, an escapee of an unknown commercial breeding facility. While there is not much known about Miss Piggy‘s past, she is a commercial breed of sow that is typically used for breeding and later slaughtered for pork.
Clearly, life in a sow stall was not fitting to Miss Piggy’s taste (or I’m sure any other pig’s for that matter) and her decision to take a stroll that day has lead her to the wonderful life she now leads as a free pig at Edgar’s Mission.
When Miss Piggy was discovered by local rangers, she was brought to a local pound. She remained locked up in the pound for several weeks as authorities waited for her former owners to claim her. After no one came to reclaim the little piggy, authorities turned to Edgar’s Mission.
Kyle Behrend from Edgar’s Mission tells OGP, “Miss Piggy was fortunate to be turned over to our sanctuary rather than being up for public auction, where a fate we do not even wish to contemplate would have been hers.”
When she arrived at Edgar’s Mission, Behrend recounts that Miss Piggy “squealed with delight” as she trotted her way down the livestock trailer, as if she knew she finally had found a place fit to her ambitions to roam.
Although she had been through a tumultuous journey before her arrival to Edgar’s Mission, Miss Piggy is, in the words of Behrend, “the most chatty and personable pig you could ever encounter.”
Miss Piggy spends her days befriending other animals and cheekily playing with visitors and farm volunteers.
Miss Piggy wasted no time befriending “Faith,” one of the elderly matriarch sows. Miss Piggy can now be found cuddling with Faith in the straw, when she’s not off causing mischief.
She has been known to steal a rake or broom at times, a sneaky pass time Behrend and the other members of Edgar’s Mission don’t seem to mind a bit.
As Behrend tells OGP, not only does she steal people’s brooms, “but also their hearts.”
Really though, have you ever seen such a happy pig?
The easily contagious joy that Miss Piggy spreads around Edgar’s Mission has not gone unnoticed. Most recently, Edgar’s Mission was contacted by the owner of a pig, “Pickles,” who was particularly sad and lonely, clearly in need of a Miss Piggy snuggle.
Behrend tells OGP that Miss Piggy, “has again risen to the challenge and has now stamped her trotters on another heart and she and Pickles are now best of buddies and will live out the remainder of their natural lives knowing love and kindness.”
To learn more about Edgar’s Mission and to follow the many adventures of Miss Piggy (as I’m sure there will be many more to come…), check out their website and Facebook page. To make a donation to Edgar’s Mission to help put smiles on the faces of more farm animals, click here.
Image source: Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary