Cisco and his mother came from the Lancaster Animal Shelter. His mother was tied to a fence on the side of the road and he was running loose around her. They were pulled from the shelter by the Lange Foundation which has a facility in Canyon Country called St. Bonnies. When he was 1.5 years old I adopted him into Tita’s Place to continue his training. Cisco recently turned 4 and is currently thriving at Tita's Place while he continues his training.
MESQUITE- Kissing Spine *special needs*
Mesquite rescued from a horrible and alarming situation in Lancaster in 2016. The owner had a small thoroughbred breeding operation on his property in Lancaster. Sadly, he became very ill and was unable to take proper care of his horses. There were a total of 19 horses: stallions, mares, mares in foal, 3 and 4 year olds, and 2 yearling stud colts. Two young horses were together in a very small pen and had been neglected for quite some time. They were both picked up by a rescue I was managing and after weeks of loving care- and elbow grease their mats and knots were gone. When they first arrived, they were afraid of “humans” and I could barely get near them. Over time they came to trust people and now love attention and treats.As two year olds Nate was place and Mesquite stayed with me as it was discovered that he has kissing spine. We have injected his back and have continued on with his training but it is going to take a special person to adopt him knowing he comes with the kissing spine. (if you count to the 5th vertebrae you will see at the top it is touching)
PENNY & PEACHES
Penny and Peaches were living in a garage in the city of Ontario. The owner was accepted into the police academy and agreed to turn over the pigs to LAAR. I was contacted by a friend who asked if I could foster them while LAAR organized with the veterinarian to have them spayed. We always spay/neuter all rescue pigs so we can find them a permanent home in a more pig friendly environment. They were 8 months old and very friendly and sweet so we were able to place them quickly after they were fixed.
Bam Bam came to me when he was approximately 4 months old.
He was raffled off at a kid’s party and the person that won him knew nothing about pigs. She took him to a friend’s barn where he was put in a pen with two older males which he immediately started to fight with since he is an intact male! They put him a stall by himself where my friend saw him and convinced the owner to him over to me. He was covered in skin mites and was so itchy. We treated the mites with Ivermectin and oatmeal baths and castrated him.Once his skin had recovered I found a home for him nearby with a wonderful family that had a female pot bellied pig