Last Updated on November 15, 2021 by Pets Feed
Sanctuary pig and puppy with special needs formed the most adorable and unique friendship ever
Winston, better known as Winnie, is a lovely special needs puppy who was taken care of by Charlotte’s Freedom Farm when he was only about 6 weeks old. Unfortunately, the family he is caring for realized that they could not take care of the little boy properly.
When they first picked him up, his rescuers thought only his front legs were underdeveloped. They soon found out that his sternum had not developed properly either, which meant his lungs and heart would not be adequately protected and the little puppy would need several chest reconstruction surgeries in the future.
Lauren Edwards of Charlotte’s Freedom Farm told The Dodo:
The main problem right now is that I have to limit what he does because he has a high risk of something going on.
The pig and the puppy are the best friends in the world
Winnie wanted to play with the other dogs in the sanctuary, but they were too strong and it was too risky for the puppy right now. The volunteers at the center felt bad because suddenly the adorable puppy found itself without playmates, until the arrival of Wilma, an adorable little pig.
Wilma was taken in by Charlotte’s Freedom Farm after she was found alone on the streets. His rescuers believe he may have jumped out of a cattle truck, which apparently matches his boisterous and mischievous personality.
Wilma has been a girl with a great personality since arriving, and from the start she made it clear that she loved Winnie deeply and had chosen him as her official best friend in the world.
She’s sweet, but oh man, she’s sassy. If you pick it up it screams so loud I’m sure they can hear it across the street. She found out how to jump on the couch and she loves doing it.
The games between these two great friends are a bit quieter which is good for Winnie, even so, Lauren is always on the lookout for this couple when they are having fun together in order to protect the puppy.
The woman adds:
They also stay outside, but she is very focused on finding bugs. He just sits, hangs out and watches her when they’re outside.
At the sanctuary, everyone agrees that Wilma is all the puppy needs, they are happy together, and it’s adorable to watch them spend time playing.
Lauren also said:
It definitely made her feel more comfortable coming here. She’s still in quarantine from other pigs (protocol only, for safety), so she makes a good friend that way and doesn’t feel lonely. So you always have a playmate. It works for both of us!
They are perfect for each other and everyone at the shrine is hoping their friendship will last forever, even when Wilma is much taller than her best friend.
Finally, Lauren added:
People love to see them together, and she will weigh over 800 pounds, so watching them grow will be fun too.
If you would like to support the sanctuary with surgeries for Winnie, you can donate on GoFundMe.
Images: Charlotte’s Freedom Farm