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Piglets Rescued From Slaughter Become Best Friends With Family Dogs


Humans aren’t the only creatures that dogs form bonds with. Their love knows no bounds! We’ve seen dogs who love horses, and ducks and cats – it only makes sense that somewhere out there there’s a pup who loves pigs!

The Webb family probably didn’t mean to have a house full of animals when they took in their first – but isn’t that how it always happens? Kookie, a mini-pig, joined the family as a little piglet, and wiggled her way into the hearts of her humans.

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Soon, she was joined by a little piglet brother, and then more and more mini-pigs until the Webbs were knee deep in snouts and curly tails!

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Their love for adorable animals wasn’t limited to pigs. In 2016 they added Keeva, a French Bulldog to the family. Keeva loved living with the pigs, and although they didn’t all care for her company, she was in hog-heaven!

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While browsing Craigslist one day, the Webbs found an ad for a young piglet who was being sold for slaughter. In a post in May 2016, they shared their shock with their Instagram followers:

“So I was just browsing on Craigslist and found an add about a baby farm piggy that is being sold for meat! My heart is screaming to go get her!! We have absolutely no space for a piggy that can get up to 700-900lbs, but I just can’t stop thinking about this poor baby.”

Though the family managed several mini-pigs, they weren’t realistically equipped to keep a full-grown pig in their home, but there was no way they were able to leave the pig to become a meal. The very next day, there was another post, along with a picture of a new pig – Peanut!

“So my heart won me over! We rescued this little peanut from being caged meat his whole life! He is so awesome!”

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So my heart won me over! We rescued this little peanut from being caged meat his whole life! He is so awesome! The people that have raised him until now are great people, they bottle fed him cause mom rejected them, but now he is old enough to leave and we all know what he will be when they end up in the wrong hands!?! We just got the little guy home and brought him to the back porch, and what does he do first??….. He goes pee in the litter box!!! And he has NOT been potty trained!!! Absolutely the most intelligent creature ever!!! We have had @keeva_thefrenchie for two months now and she has never used the potty where she is suppose to! And let me just say that dog poop is the most smelly poop ever. Piggy pop really has no smell! Ahhh!!!! Pigs deserve so much better!!! I am so thankful I got him today! Wish I could save all the piggies in the world!!! Love this guy so much already!!😍💚. He needs a bath💦. #Smartestanimalintheworld #love #piggy #pig #petstagram #petsofinstagram #instadaily #animallovers #instapet #pet #cute #instagram #instagood #animalsofinstagram #animal

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Peanut fit right in with the family, but it was Keeva who became his new best friend! The two quickly became playmates and life-long pals!

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Keeva didn’t get much attention from the other pigs in her family, but Peanut was the perfect size to wrestle and snuggle with!

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Even after Keeva’s roughousing caused Peanut some injury…

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They stayed the best of friends!

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Still, they knew that eventually, Peanut would grow to be a bigger piggy than any of their other pets. So they decided they would give up their home, and found a 4 acre space with a barn where they could eventually move their family and open a sanctuary for pigs!

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Since then, Peanut has grown much bigger, and so has the whole family! There are now several more piggies and pups!

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Keeva loves her big family, and she has lots of playmates!

 

The piglets love to snuggle and she is super patient with all of them!

 

Their Frenchie, Kolbie, has formed a sweet relationship with one of their rescue piglets, Opal.

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Opal was born with a birth defect, and when her family realized, they rushed her to the emergency vet. The vet offered the choice of a costly surgery, or to euthanize her. Of course, her family chose to save her life.

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We just got done meeting with the vet team and they confirmed she does not have an anal hole! The options we were given are euthanize her or go in and do surgery to try and fix the problem! They said there are no guarantees but there is a chance for her to have a some what normal life! Obviously I could not put her down! I have to give her that chance of survival! This is a very serious surgery and very costly, $3000-5000. Because of Opal being so young and little makes this procedure very risky and very difficult for the vet team! We made a deposit for them to keep her and start the procedure! We will update everyone as soon as we are updated!! I have posted a go fund me link in my bio. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Please pray for Opal!!!!! #helpsaveopal 😇 #lovehersomuch #shedeservesachance #alllivesmatter #poorbaby #angel #minipig #animalsofinstagram

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The teeny pink piggy survived the surgery with an excellent outcome, and is now forming new friendships with her other family members!

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Eeeeek!!! We just found out that Opal is doing so well that we get to pick her up today!!! A huge thank you to UT Veterinary Clinic for taking care of her! I can't wait to see her precious face and here what the vet has to say! (This pic was taken the day we found out she had no anus and excuse my dirty finger nails,lol when you deal with a bunch of piggies it's hard to keep yourself clean!) a HUGE thank you to everyone! Everyone smile BIG… Opal is coming home sooner than we ever expected!!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💕💕. #sohappy #miracle #baby #piggy #minipig #smile #lovehersomuch #thankyou #angel #animals #animalsofinstagram #instapet #petsofinstagram #animaladdicts #babyanimals #weeklyfluff #instadaily #picoftheday #instacute #smile #cutepetclub #cutie #animalsco #bestoftheday

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And she has Kolbie constantly watching over her!

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