Winnie was used to consuming human sweets like “Pop-Tarts” and it was a combat to her her to eat a pig grain. In order a more healthy compromise the power fed Winnie canned Pumpkin, combined with pig grain.
A pot-bellied pig in Ravenna is getting a brand new lease on life after dropping greater than 200lbs after which having her extra pores and skin surgically eliminated.
Officers at Joyful Trails Animal Sanctuary say “Winnie” has been at their facility for a couple of 12 months.
When the pot-bellied pig arrived she was “massively chubby” at about 420 lbs.
Lisa Kuhn, Donor Stewardship Coordinator with Joyful Trails, says Winnie was so massive that she had hassle strolling and would as an alternative scoot from one place to a different.
The aim was for Winnie to start out loosing weight however, Kuhn stated Winnie was used to consuming human sweets like “Pop-Tarts” and it was a combat to her her to eat a pig grain. In order a more healthy compromise the power fed Winnie canned Pumpkin, combined with pig grain.
Quick ahead one 12 months, Kuhn stated Winnie misplaced greater than 200lbs and will simply stroll. However, Winnie had extra pores and skin that will drag on the bottom that Winnie would step on.
Joyful Trails consulted with Ohio State College and organized to have the pores and skin surgically eliminated. She had 10 additional inches of pores and skin eliminated.
Winnie is now doing effectively and should quickly be adopted.
Kuhn stated, a wholesome weight for a pot-bellied pig ranges from 74-200lbs. She stated the state of affairs with Winnie just isn’t unusual. She stated it is simple for pot-bellied pigs to realize an excessive amount of weight, however tough for them to unfastened the additional kilos.
Winnie was rescued from a house in Cleveland the place she lived as an indoor pig.
Joyful Trails rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes criminally abused, uncared for and deserted livestock. Joyful Trails is positioned in Portage County however assists within the rescuing of animal all through Northeast Ohio, together with the Mahoning Valley.