Invisible Voices

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Mork and Mindy

When Mork and Mindy first came to the sanctuary, they were quite frightened of people. They were only a few months old, and they had spent their entire lives at a vet school where various procedures were practiced on them. Thus, human contact meant pain, jabbing, nothing pleasant.

Usually when the vet schools are done poking and prodding the baby pigs, they send them to slaughter. This time they arranged for the two babies to come to Poplar Spring.

The difference in the little pigs in the short time they’ve been at the sanctuary is drastic. They are not only relaxed and happy, settled in their community of fellow pigs, they are also curious and interested in people. Humans are now associated with good things. They approach eagerly…expecting treats, I’m quite sure! Humans, formerly pain givers, are now known as food givers.

mork and mindy at ps

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4 responses to “Mork and Mindy

  1. Lucy May 14, 2008 at 8:57 am

    hehe, wow, i have two cats called mork and mindy. For a second I thought i’d find their pics on the site :).

    Nice work :). It’s great that these poor animals find shelter here, instead of suffering once again at the hands of (in)humans!

  2. Deb May 15, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Lucy,
    That’s pretty funny that your cats are mork and mindy as well! I thought it was such a cute name set for these guys. I bet it is for yours as well! 🙂

  3. nothoney July 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I visited the sanctuary on Saturday and met Mork and saw Mindy sleeping. Mork was muddy on his face and lower half so I scratched behind his ears. I loved the pig barn! Loved it.

    s.

  4. Deb July 31, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    s, so glad you got to see the little cuties! It is hard to imagine now, but they were very frightened of people when they first arrived. (who can blame them?) It is so nice to see them so relaxed, and asking for attention.

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