Four pairs of Kunekune pigs are looking for new homes. They were rescued by the RSPCA after being left without shelter in a field in Paddock Wood near Tonbridge in Kent.
The pigs which range in age from a few months to a year old, were kept in four fenced pens with no place to get out of the ice, wind and rain. They had no straw or other bedding. Members of the public had reported that the pigs were escaping onto a nearby road and were in danger of being run over.
Contact: RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 9RS.
What happened next?
The three girls came to us pregnant (we only knew that one possibly was) so there was a rapid change in pig numbers within the first three months.
The eldest female, Lady Hillary of Woodchurch was the first to give birth and her piglets were all healthy and all time consuming. Especially her runt which we named Oopsy Daisy because she kept falling over. She got transferred into the new chick pen to keep warm under the heat lamp because she was shivering out all of her calories – (top photo). She even got a tiny dolls jumper to help her stay warm. She was fed every three hours for a month to build up her strength.
The other two girls, named Stinkerbell (she did earn it, by climbing into her water trough and then rolling in the mud) and Spamela also had healthy happy litters.
We are now the proud owners of 26 Kune Kune who definitely keep us on our toes.