Meet the Animals

Here are some of the animals that live at The White Pig Animal Sanctuary. All the profits from the bed and breakfast goes toward rescuing and taking care of the animals that live here.

Teddy (racing name Mr. Runstadler)

Teddy is an ex-racehorse who was rescued out of  Penn National. After suffering a racing  injury  that required time off and rest, Teddy found that his owner’s and trainers no longer wanted him. Like most racehorses, his life hung in the balance, because many racehorses in Teddy’s situation end up on the kill floor. But Teddy was one of the lucky ones. An organization called The RACE Fund negotiated with his owner to sign him over to them. The RACE Fund has no sheltering facilities, so he entered The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. While volunteering at The TRF at The James River Correctional facility, I heard about Teddy. Teddy was rescued in 2010. He was under weight, had very bad rain rot and was suffering from a locking patella. After coming to The White Pig, we got Teddy on a healthy diet, gave him supplements,  and he received regular chiropractic  work and acupuncture. Teddy is now a healthy, happy horse with no lameness issues to speak of. Teddy is a puppy dog in a horse body and loves spending time with guests.

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Cassandra’s herd (Sully, Sage, Bailey, Cloud, Julius, May, Willow and Anastasia)

Cassandra aka Cassie was rescued in April of 2002 along with her eight, 2 day old piglets. She was saved from a horrible situation and was badly malnourished and feral. We started her immediately on a proper diet to feed all her piglets and she was able to nurse all her piglets.  It took many months, but Cassie and her babies all were socialized and grew up to be happy and healthy pigs. Cassie’s herd are now seniors and enjoy their meals and laying in the sunshine.  The  retired life. Unfortunately Cassie passed away in in August of 2015 at the age of 15 1/2 and she lost her two boys Julius (in 2010) and Cloud (in 2015) to cancer.

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Barkley

Barkley was found chasing cars in Schuyler in the fall of 2011. We picked him up and brought home home, fearing he would get run over. We immediately posted the neighborhood, and within 2 days we had found his people. They said they’d be by to pick him up, but several hours passed and no one came. Later that evening we received a call from his people saying that they didn’t want him anymore and could we keep him. It is no accident that his name is Barkley, because he still likes to chase cars (this time behind a fence) and barks a welcome to incoming guests.

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Teany

Teany showed up at The White Pig in 2004 as a kitten. She was only days old. We have no idea how she got here since we are a mile from the road and neighbors. She just appeared under our hosta bushes one day. Teany loves to hang out in the pig’s area and greet guests.

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