Franklin was purchased for a young child as a baby.
Sadly, like so many other potbelly pigs, the child grew tired of Franklin. The family decided to go away on vacation, and locked poor baby Franklin in their garage.
Franklin, being a pig, escaped! He was found wandering the streets of a brutally cold Canadian winter in January 2015. Franklin was picked up by animal control, but these organizations are not set up for farm animals. Fortunately a local rescue, Ralphy's Retreat, was able to take Franklin in. They contacted us to see if we could take Franklin to open up a spot in their sanctuary or another pig in need.
We were delighted to take Franklin, and happy that he would be a companion for Sylvester.