19 Aug, 2019 @ 16:12
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SAVING THEIR BACON: Second pig in two months runs from slaughter and into Brit-run Costa Blanca animal shelter

THIS is the second pig to have trotted into a British-run rescue centre on the Costa Blanca.

The Olive Press reported last month how ‘Rupert’ ran 3km from the ‘filthy, dirty shed’ where he was living into the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre near Torrevieja.

FRONT PAGE: Rupert ran from a hut where he was being raised for slaughter into Easy Care Horse Centre

The clever pig trotted in ‘as if he knew where he was going’ in what Easy Care owner Susan Weeding could only describe as ‘a nearly impossible feat’.

But that feat was repeated when last month Penelope the pot-bellied Vietnamese pig turned up ‘completely out of the blue’.

PENELOPE PIG-STOP: Penelope is the second pig to have rescued herself

Susan admitted she has ‘no idea’ how far this one has travelled in search of freedom.

“Obviously someone has been watching Babe, or maybe flicking through the pages of George Orwell’s Animal Farm – the pigs are rising!” Susan told the Olive Press.

LUCKY: Rupert will now live with the rescued horses and donkey with co-owner Susan Weeding

Susan added Rupert wanted ‘nothing to do with Penelope’ however, as Rupert prefers ‘being around people’.

“Rupert makes the most of the garden and the house, of course, while Penelope has a secluded enclosure giving her some peace and quiet,” she said.

She said Penelope was a ‘petrified little thing’ but hoped she would ‘become more confident soon’.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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