|RedRover Responders volunteer Howard feeds Honey the piglet, and so begins a special relationship.|
Once, when Howard was holding Honey, he grew so relaxed in his arms that he fell asleep...and then pooped.
|Howard and a deeply relaxed Honey, just before he pooped on Howard.|
As much as Howard didn't relish the idea of renting a car and driving 18 hours with Honey, it didn't take him long to decide that a permanent home for Honey was worth it. He started driving at 2:30 in the morning so he could get as much of the drive done as possible while it was dark and quiet out. Honey snuggled in his carrier with his bedding, and every couple hours Howard would pull over and give him refreshments, clean out his carrier and let him stretch.
|Honey stayed comfortable and happy on his 18 hour trek to his new, permanent home.|
Since arriving at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Honey has since been renamed Isaac. He has also taken yet another road trip – this time, it was a six-hour round trip to and from a veterinary hospital to get neutered, a procedure from which he has recovered quickly.
|Isaac, the piglet formerly known as Honey, enjoys his plush new digs at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.|
Photo credit: Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
Howard went to visit him last Thursday, and was glad to share that Isaac is already getting bigger, but he's still looking really cute.
"Now he's going to have a fabulous life," says Howard. "The hurricane was so awful for so many animals. While volunteering at Rescue Ranch, we saw horses with chemical burns from flood water and other sad sights. But for Isaac, the hurricane meant that he will get to live his life as one of the luckiest pigs around."
Howard went above and beyond in his service to RedRover and to Isaac the piglet, and for that, we all give some grateful grunts.
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