Wee Wee, the 2-week-old piglet rescued during Snowzilla, spent this past weekend sleeping on the laps of his new family members
Wee Wee, the 2-week-old piglet rescued during Snowzilla, spent this past weekend sleeping on the laps of his new family members, wrestling with a floor mat, and eating Birthday Cake Teddy Grahams at his forever home at the 400-acre Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland.
His snipped tail and number tattoo indicate that he’s even luckier than most might think. His path to Poplar Springs almost certainly began when he was crammed into an 18-wheeler on his way to an auction – and eventually a slaughterhouse. His caregivers theorize that he squeezed out of an air hole on the truck and landed in a pile of snow – not far ahead of a municipal snowplow clearing the well-traveled road near Hagerstown, Maryland. The Smith family had just passed a snow plow on Route 40 that Friday, Jan. 22., when they spotted, rescued and cared for the 10-pound piglet – with telephone guidance from Poplar Spring’s owners – before taking him to the sanctuary that houses about 200 rescue animals.
“He is fantastic,” Terry Cummings, who with her husband David Hoerauf, founded and manages the sanctuary, said as Wee Wee settled in. “And he’s going to have a wonderful life. He will live on land where he can rest and play with other animals. There’s a creek on the property and he can enjoy that and roll in mud.”