Free the WhistlePig. Help a Family.

Who is TR?
TR is the official spokespig for Whistle Pig Outfitters. He is originally from the Grand Teton National Park where he was adopted on June 12, 2016.

What happened to TR?
History is replete with great villains. Many come to mind… Jafar (Aladdin), Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmations), Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (Toy Story 3), Skeletor (Masters of the Universe), Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors), Gargamel (Smurfs) and Mr. Burns (Simpsons), but none are as formidable as Lyn Watson of the LWAT Gang.
Lyn Watson is a native of Lawton, Oklahoma and by day she is the President of Principal Technologies, Inc.

On July 6th, the LWAT Gang abducted the beloved spokespig for Whistle Pig Outfitters, TR. The initial ransom was “25 crisp dollar bills.” When the CEO of Whistle Pig, Nathan Mellor, refused to deal with “Whistle Pig abductors and/or natives of Lawton (Watson’s hometown)”, the price for TR’s freedom was raised to $50. After a strong social media push, LWAT reversed course and on the morning of July 7th, TR the Whistle Pig had been returned home.

During that time, Tom Connell, a friend of TR and owner of Fit Circle, initiated his own effort to gain the release of TR by launching a gofundme account with the intent of using these funds to actually support Ryan and Terri Bright in their efforts to adopt. Alas, by the time the account became known, TR had been released.

Amazingly, when TR heard of Connell’s efforts, he devised a plan in which he would selflessly be used as bait to be abducted again by the LWAT gang to use his plight to raise funds for the Bright family.

A brilliant strategist, TR made himself appear vulnerable and Lyn Watson and the LWAT Gang have recaptured him and raised the ransom to “$1000 United States of America Dollars.” Little do they know that the money raised for TR’s freedom will not go to the LWAT Gang but directly towards the Bright family!

What can be done to free TR?
Do you love freedom? Do you love babies? Do you love animals that whistle? This is your chance to help free TR (he is very crafty and is confident he can gain his freedom when the LWAT gang is not paying attention) and support the Bright family! Contribute and share this story of bravery! Let's support TR and help a great family adopt!! In addition, we have just learned there is a TR ally that is willing to match the money given to the gofundme account dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.

Help TR in his brave effort to help support the Bright family!
  • Jason Jones 
    • $50 
    • 65 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 66 mos
  • Dianne Carter 
    • $25 
    • 66 mos
  • Rachel Tillman 
    • $100 
    • 66 mos
  • Pam Wilks 
    • $1,000 
    • 66 mos
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Tom Connell 
Oklahoma City, OK
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