Enzo the Escape Artist
Enzo is a spunky pig who was mysteriously found running through the streets of downtown Lancaster one year ago in July of 2017. Her cropped tail strongly suggests that she managed to escape from a livestock truck on her way to another meat farm or to a butchering plant. This amazing feat earned her the loving name of Enzo the Escape Artist by her rescuer, Francesca!
Francesca was on her way to work when she spotted Enzo dodging through traffic. Without hesitation she jumped out of her car and chased Enzo down so she could ensure her safety. After sending a selfie with Enzo to her employer to prove her unbelievable excuse for her tardiness, Francesca brought her to veterinary emergency office where she learned that Enzo, who she thought was a boy, was actually a girl! Regardless, the name Enzo stuck.
Also discovered at the vet was a life-threatening hernia and minor leg injuries caused by a fall (presumably from a livestock truck). Thankfully, after Enzo became locally famous through news outlets and social media, the community came together to raise money to cover the cost of multiple hernia surgeries.
Now one year later, Enzo is so happy and healthy at her first birthday! She was a mere 6 pounds when rescued, but is now an estimated 250 pounds. During her second year she’ll put on most of her eventual total weight of 600 to 1,000 pounds!
Currently, Enzo lives nearby with some fellow rescued pigs and boars (rescued from a trophy hunting situation) and a couple with huge hearts for animals! It’s so great to see Enzo happy, healthy, and with friends!
Meet some of Enzo’s friends below!
Read more about Enzo at these links:
- LancasterOnline: Help fleet-footed piglet, who dodged Lancaster city traffic, get life-saving surgery
- LancasterOnline: Wine & Swine event raises money for piglet who needs surgery after escaping Lancaster city traffic
- Follow Enzo the Escape Artist on Facebook
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