Pig rescued from Chimacum home is on the mend

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Posted 4/12/21

A male pig rescued from a Chimacum residence in early February is showing signs of recovery according to Center Valley Animal Rescue.

According to a recent announcement from the Center Valley …

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Pig rescued from Chimacum home is on the mend

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A male pig rescued from a Chimacum residence in early February is showing signs of recovery according to Center Valley Animal Rescue.

According to a recent announcement from the Center Valley Animal Rescue, the hog — known as Clarice — was found in the remnants of an old building foundation and appeared to be sick, malnourished and in need of veterinary care.

Volunteers estimated Clarice’s weight at about 400 to 450 pounds and said the porker did not have any bedding material, water or food around it at the time of recovery.

Officers were able to extract the pig from the pit by strapping it down to a wooden pallet and raising it up using a tractor provided by one of the officers.

In the days following Clarice’s rescue, volunteers provided the hog with food, water and medicine. Officials with Center Valley Animal Rescue say the pig’s weight has climbed to a “respectable 700 pounds” and he’s expected to continue packing on the pounds. 

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You couldn't show your disrespect more clearly by the ridiculous way this piece is written. We can tell you don't care and it's all a big joke. Disgusting. This so-called newspaper and its writers, are just disgusting.

Tuesday, April 13
Pamela Roberts

We are lucky to have Center Valley Animal Rescue in our community. Abuse of animals - including farm animals - is unacceptable. Neglect is a horrible thing to do to an animal. Starving an animal is torture. Trapping them in a pit in the process creates a situation of complete hopelessness. Thank you for saving this pig from such a fate and for the sheriff deputies bringing their own equipment to help. We appreciate your commitment to compassion and care for animals. Out society is a better place because of your work.

Wednesday, April 14