A woman has saved a pig and her piglets from a fire, virtually! Laura Palladino was watching a YouTube live stream of Ethel the pregnant pig at June Farms in West Sand Lake, New York, according to CBS Sunday Morning.
While it might not seem like a great Netflix or Hulu series, Palladino enjoyed the live stream. And it’s great news for Ethel that she was watching. “Yeah, she’s not putting on a show or nothing,” Palladino told CBS. “But it’s also the least stressful.”
Source: CBS Evening News/Youtube
“They busted in,” Palladino said. “I started crying – like this is just a lot. And he was holding her and he’s like, ‘I’m so sorry.’ You could tell how much he loved those animals. I was like, ‘Oh!'”
Farm manager Josh Vics has been caring for Ethel since she was a piglet. Vics and Palladino met after the incident and Palladino got the good news that Ethel’s first piglet will be named for her. Vics shared his relief with the news outlet, “Definitely inspiring to know that there are other people that feel as much affection and love toward these animals as we do.”
The farm also posted a Facebook missive about the incident, “This has been a difficult lesson to learn about the dangers of heat lamps, and how quickly and easily they can cause a fire. We consider ourselves so incredibly fortunate that the pigs are safe and were unharmed. Currently, our pigs Lucy & Ethel are doing very well, happy and healthy in their farrowing pens as we eagerly await their first liter of piglets!”
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