Arrabelle is featured on the cover of the latest (Summer 2003) newsletter with the following article:
Arrabelle's life at the sanctuary is carefree. On hot summer days she's often seen cooling off in one of the ponds made for the pigs. Arrabelle came to the sanctuary years ago. She is not one of the "people greeter" pigs but we know how special she is.
She was rescued after living with a pig farmer who had a potbellied pig as a joke and would slaughter in front of her! She came to us so terrified she would scream when near people or just run away. We always respected Arrabelle's need to establish her own comfort level and I never thought I would be able to touch her. Some pigs are so fear filled or fearful they remain wild.
Life at the sanctuary is full of love, treats, friends and a gentle approach. To my surprise this past year after having lived here for years Arrabelle approached me to let me stroke her!
I may never win the lotto or travel the world but let me tell you there is nothing that compares to the gift that sweet pig gave me that day! The gift of full and total trust.
Thank you animal friends who support us. YOU make it possible for all the "Arrabelles" out there to find a way to a new life. Your support makes the difference.