Meet our new little warrior...Tomo!

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This little guy who we named Tomo (friend in Japanese) came to us from a breeding facility.  His mother and all of his siblings died at childbirth.  He was the sole survivor.  The farm manager whisked him away to safety because she knew what the fate of this single piglet would be.  If discovered he would have been shot.  Even though this particular facility has some of the highest honors for "humane" farming, that doesn't mean the pigs on this farm are not simply a "commodity" just as they would be on any other industrial farm.  She hid him in her house and bottle fed him until her daughter could find a sanctuary that would take him.  A commercial breeding facility has no interest in hand raising orphaned baby pigs.  That would take time and money and when animals are only seen as a commodity that is not an option.  This little baby would have ended up costing more than he was "worth" to them.  We here at Tamerlaine Farm Sanctuary value his individual life and know that he is priceless.  We fought for him with everything we had.  Within a few hours of his arrival it became apparent that he was very sick and on the brink of death.  Our vet initially thought he would not make it even past his first night. Only after two emergency vet visits, a visit with a specialist and around the clock care, were we able to stabilize him.  Now, only a few weeks later here he is, thriving and loving life!  Our vet bills were astronomical but it was all worth it.  His future is bright and full of love.  Thank you for supporting our little warrior in your thoughts, prayers and through sponsoring him.  Help us give him a lifetime of love, care and protection.  We are so happy that little Tomo will grow up knowing only kindness and respect.  Thank you for everything you do to help the animals here at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary.