Vet costs for Pigs in the Wood
Created October 9, 2017
Pigs in the wood, is a sanctuary based in Huddersfield. At present we have 14 rescued pigs and hope to start a re-homing service for those at risk of being euthansied or slaughtered. The original 6 pigs, were 3 months old when they were rescued in Cornwall and are now 9 years old. Until recently all our pigs have been fit and healthy, but we have been hit by a series of illnesses and don't know the cause, our vet bill at present is over £500.00. But on Sunday evening we had to call the emergency duty vet out as kate and day'z became violently ill and were given anti-biotics. We are very worried and anxious about all the pigs, in case they contract the virus/illness, in particular our most vulnerable Thelma and Louise, who are only 3 months old. Please donate if you can, every bit is big help to us and will make a huge difference to lives of the pigs and those in need of rescuing.+ Read More
There have been on-going health issues with the pigs; Day'z is still taking medication to prevent infection. Recently Angel and Louise pulled out their ear tags when they got caught in form netting. Louise had a piece of her ear cut off by the vet and an antibiotic injection. A volunteer has kindly bought a shelter for treating any sick or injured pigs, but we need to level some ground and build fencing before the treatment shed can be delivered. Please help us to reach our goal so we can pay the outstanding costs and continue to treat our pigs. Thank you, PIW
The support has been overwhelming and thank goodness both Day'z and Kate seem to be getting over their bout of illness and making a good recovery. However, we are still in need of further financial support to pay the £500.00 costs incurred so far along with the additional costs that were desperately needed to prevent further spread of the virus. Unless we can reach our target of £1000.00 to pay the full amount, we are placing the other pigs at risk of not being treated should they fall ill. We are also making plans and preparations to ensure we are more prepared to quarantine any pig which becomes unwell in the future. Any extra funding will go towards the annual vaccinations of the pigs. On behalf of the pigs, we are extremely grateful for your support.
Kate and Day'z appear to be doing alright. They are eating and drinking and socialising with the other pigs. We are hoping this is not a temporary condition and will wear off once the anti-biotics stop working. We can only be vigilant and hope that none- of the other pigs develop similar symptoms.