This Brave Little Piglet Made a Daring Escape to Save Herself

Posted by TF Oren
All photos courtesy of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary/Facebook

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

And in this case, it meant taking a flying leap into traffic to save her own life.

A little piglet was found unconscious on the side of a Pennsylvania highway last month. After leaping off a transport truck, she hit the pavement hard. Traffic whizzed by as she lay stunned and unable to move on the side of the road.

Finally, a family on their way to buy school supplies noticed her lying there and pulled over. She was breathing, but unconscious, so they rushed her to the Adams County SPCA.

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When the piglet arrived at the SPCA, veterinarians got right to work. At 107 degrees, her body temperature was dangerously high. She couldn't eat or drink by herself, and needed intensive care.

Over the next two weeks, SPCA staff nursed the little piglet back to health.

Once she had recovered from her ordeal, the piglet was sent to Poolesville, Maryland's Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.

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The sanctuary reports in a Facebook post that the little piglet, now named Charlotte, is settling in well.

"Although her wounds are still healing, she should soon be completely healthy...We are so happy that this family turned around, and that the Adams County SPCA went above and beyond to do everything they could to save her life."

Charlotte has even made herself a new friend: another newly-arrived piglet named Oreo.

"Welcome, Charlotte," wrote the sanctuary, "you will have a wonderful life here!"

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You can learn more about Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary here.

All photos courtesy of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary/Facebook 

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This Brave Little Piglet Made a Daring Escape to Save Herself