BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A local animal rescue organization and a Butler County Sheriff's Deputy worked together to save a pet pig that may have been abandoned and abused.
Meg Malampy, the president of Joseph's Legacy, said that the deputy found the pig, now named "Petunia," in bad shape at a park in Madison Township over the weekend.
"He told me she was laying there, and she was on her back, and she was just in a pool of blood," Malampy said.
"She has been through so much. She is traumatized for sure," Malampy said.
Medical professionals do not know exactly what caused all of Petunia's pain. They said that she could have been attacked by another animal, but Malampy believes Petunia's injuries and behavior indicate that cruel humans likely abused her.
"She's very fearful of us," Malampy said. "If I make any sudden movements, she makes some funny noises."
Joseph's Legacy is accepting donations to cover the cost of caring for the animals they take in, like Petunia. If you would like to help by volunteering or donating, visit the rescue's website for more information.
Malampy told FOX19 NOW that Petunia has been adopted and is moving into a permanent home this weekend.
Anyone who knows anything about what happened to Petunia is asked to call them and report it.