Peyton, the potbelly pig currently residing at the New Rochelle Humane Society, woke up Tuesday morning to a breakfast that included oatmeal, apples and a peanut butter-coated carrot. As explained here in this story, Peyton came to the shelter Sunday by way of a trio of Iona College students who rescued her from a man on Long Island who’d been keeping her as a pet but planned to dispose of her. (Apparently, Peyton didn’t get along with the man’s German shepherds.)
(Peyton the pig. Photo by Ned P. Rauch)
The Humane Society is looking for a permanent, more rural (and muddier) home for the pig and has been in touch with Farm Sanctuary, in Watkins Glen. It’s about four-and-a-half hours away, in the Finger Lakes region, and seems like it’d make for a happy home for a hog.