MACK, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Pig-A-Sus Homestead Sanctuary in Mack is used to taking in pigs that need a good home. But Wednesday, they got a new visitor. Someone dropped off a pig without any warning, which wreaked havoc on the ranch.
Owner Sioux Robbins-Bartels says the abandoned pig crawled under her house in the middle of the night, most likely to stay warm.
When she woke up, she didn't just find the pig. She also found a broken water line under her house, and one of her own, older pigs, dead.
She says the pig that was dropped off killed it out of protection for itself, and was found in one of the existing pig pens, as if someone had put it in there themselves.
Sioux says the physical damage to the house is close to $1,000, but she can't blame the pig.
"We have the little fella, he's not little, he's 75 to 85 pounds, in a pen, and you can't blame the animal for what has happened, because its instinct. You have to blame the human," Robbins-Bartels said.
Pig-A-Sus Homestead currently houses about 70 different potbelly pigs.
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