Clara

Clara is a five-year-old who came from a classic hoarding situation. A woman who clearly loves other animals and wanted to give them a good home took on too many for her to provide appropriate care for. After losing her husband, the conditions for some of the animals became worse. In the case of most hoarding situations, the hoarding behavior is a symptom of mental illness and the hoarder becomes overwhelmed but does not realize the harm they are causing. With pigs in particular, many people take them on without proper understanding of pig behavior and panic when the pig begins to become more assertive. When Clara began to show signs of aggression, her overwhelmed caretaker confined her to a large bathroom, where she lived 24/7 for at least a year. Finally, she reached out to us and we agreed to take Clara to Tamerlaine. Today, she lives happily at the sanctuary, where we have treated her reproductive system issues through spaying and her overgrown hooves through appropriate monthly maintenance.