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458 pigs found hoarded on Kentucky farm will be euthanized if not rescued, nonprofit says

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife had set a Sept. 14 deadline to place the pigs before they would be euthanized.

JOSH HAFNER: ‘Hundreds of pigs found malnourished on a northern Kentucky farm will be euthanized if homes for them can’t be found in the coming weeks, an animal rescue group said. A rescue effort is now underway to fund the pigs’ care and placement, the cost of which will be “astronomical,” according to the Pig Advocates League. Of the 458 distressed pot-bellied pigs, at least 10 are also pregnant. Meanwhile, rescue organizations nationwide have pitched in for the effort…

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife had set a Sept. 14 deadline to place the pigs before they would be euthanized, but the Pigs Advocates League said Monday on Facebook that the deadline would be extended as long as rescuers showed progress in placing the pigs. “Sadly, it is not going to end well for the majority,” the group stated’. SOURCE…

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