Meet Our Hope Animal Sanctuary’s Resident Pigs: Popcorn and Petunia
Our Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi is an invaluable resource for animals in need in the Deep South. Our work there helps hundreds of animal companions find their way to their forever homes every year, but it’s also a permanent home to two precious potbellied pigs, Popcorn and Petunia, who were unwitting victims of the pet trade.
Popcorn, the male, and Petunia, the female, came to the sanctuary many years ago with their mother. They are now elderly and spend their days enjoying the shade and wallowing in water on hot Mississippi days.
They were part of the rush by so many people to purchase baby potbellied pigs. Sadly, as is frequently the case, they failed to do their homework and did not realize that potbellied pigs are extremely intelligent, grow quite large, and require specialized care.
Popcorn and Petunia are just two of the hundreds of potbellied pigs who are dumped each year, but they are so much luckier than many others and will spend the rest of their days with us.
Potbellied pigs are amazing animals, but we hope that if you’re considering adopting one (or any other animal) that you’ll do your research first to ensure the animals you wish to add to your family are good fits and that it is understood that they are a lifetime commitment!
To find out more about our permanent residents and how you can help, visit our Hope Animal Sanctuary.
Donations to support our work are essential and appreciated.