ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – These three little pigs are looking for a forever home after someone abandoned them in a park. The Michigan Humane Society rescued Hickory, Dickory and Doc and now the organization says they are ready for adoption. But they can’t go to just any home.
“We’re looking for a home for these guys that’s going to love them for whatever their natural life span may be,” said Anna Chrisman from the Michigan Humane Society. “We are looking for somebody that has appropriate shelter for them. A barn scenario would be ideal for them.”
Right now the piglets are about four to five months old and weigh around 30 pounds each. They will get big. Very big. “These guys are probably going to get 500 to 700 pounds in our guesstimation,” said Katlyn Haynes of the Michigan Humane Society. “They are going to need acreage, they are going to need a barn. they’re going to need proper fencing.”
Someone abandoned them last month at Rouge Park in Detroit. The Humane Society is now accepting applications for the piglets. They hope the three can be adopted together, but they can be adopted separately.
“There’s an application process that folks will need to go through in order to apply to adopt these kiddos. The process goes through what type of housing you have for them, are you prepped with vet care, are you prepped with all the appropriate space. And we do a short interview talking about expectations and what your intentions for these little piggy friends are.”
The Michigan Humane Society encourages people to come to the Rochester Hills location at 3600 W. Auburn Rd. and submit an application in person. People can also call 1-888-M-HUMANE (888-648-6263).
“It would be awesome if they could stay together, but we are willing to separate them. We know that 1,500 pounds of pig is a lot for one person to take on so we are more than happy to talk about separating them. These guys are not meat pigs. These are meant to be companion friends for somebody that has the space for them.”