Arnold was rescued from the hometown animal shelter of our Communications Director, Jamie. Arnold sat in a kennel in the dog and cat shelter for almost two months, surrounded by barking dogs. He was adopted out once but then promptly brought back. Potbellied pigs aren't easy, and they're not the right companion animal for most people. We didn't have high hopes that Arnie would find a forever home. At the beginning of April 2018, brave little Arnold made the trip to Heartland. We are thankful to the animal shelter who realized what Arnold really needed - not an "indoor-only" home with a litterbox - but a sanctuary life, with fresh air, dirt to root around in, a cozy straw bed with blankets to nest in, and other pig friends.
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