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Rescued pig looking for support

Catherine Thompson 1st Mar, 2019 Updated: 1st Mar, 2019

THE FARM Animal Sanctuary (FARS) at Wolverton – founded by former veterinary nurse Carole Webb 30 years ago – is looking for animal lovers to help them support its growing menagerie.

FARS which relies entirely on donations to meet its yearly £80,000 running costs, has a number of rescued animals it would like people to sponsor for £2.25 a month. Every penny goes directly to the animals and adopters can visit their chosen FARS resident as many times as they like.

ADOPTEE George is the sanctuary’s answer to Beatrix Potter’s ‘ Tale of Pigling Bland’.

As a piglet, he was found wandering in the middle of a road. He was brought to Woolly Park Farm where space was tight.

But although Carole tried to find him a home elsewhere, no one seemed to be able to accommodate him.

It was decided George would stay at the sanctuary where he is a firm favourite of the team.

George has his own purpose-built home for shade and warmth and is known for his love of sweetcorn and apples.

Volunteer Salvi looked after George when he first arrived at the farm.

He said: “From a scared little piglet, he put his trust in me. I bottle fed him and now give him his apple treats.

“He’s much bigger boy, but he is nicknamed gorgeous George by me, Carole and the team. He still loves lots of fuss.”

Administrator Sharon Bull described George like a mischievous pet puppy.

Visit www.farmanimalrescuesanctuary.org.uk to find out more about sanctuary adoptions.

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