Will You Be Mario's Hero?

Mario, the beloved pig who was allowed to live because former pig farmer Bob Comis saw him as "the kindest pig," is home after receiving life-saving surgery to remove an infected toe. He's happy and relaxed in his deep bed of straw...but now the real work begins!

Mario's prosthetic toe will ensure his comfort and mobility for years to come, but it will cost far more than anticipated. Cornell referred us to a prosthetic company that has handled cases like Mario's: their estimate is $4,500.

Donations from all sources, including GoFundMe, took a big bite out of the Cornell surgery bill, but we sure could use help with upcoming unbudgeted expenses.

Will you help "the kindest pig" ensure that he can live a normal pig life, where he can roll in the mud, root in pastures, and play with his friends.

Remaining costs:
  • $4,500 for prosthetic
  • $2,500 for after-care, including frequent follow-up vet visits

From Mario's many friends, THANK YOU!


  • Sarah Begeman
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • John Daniels
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Sabrina Siles
    • $10 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 18 d


Kathy Stevens
Saugerties, NY
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Registered charity
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