Louise Mitchell of Burren Animal Rescue is appealing for the owner of a male Kunekune pig to come forward. The animal in question turned up in a garden in Cratloe, County Clare on the morning of Sunday, March 11th in a garden in Cratloe, County Clare, but the pigs history is unknown.
Mr “Kunekune” is now in the care of Burren Animal Rescue, weighing 300kgs, standing at 30 inches high, two-foot wide and nearly five-foot long. The team at Burren Animal Rescue thinks he may have been dumped as no one has come to claim him so far and they have had no calls looking for him.
Speaking to That’s Farming, Louise Mitchell Burren Animal Rescue said:
“If someone even sent us an anonymous letter or message it would be easier for us to help him. We don’t know if he is good with other pigs, does he have a medical history or even what he likes to eat,” she explained.
"Though by the weight of him it seems anything goes on the diet front. He’s a friendly chap, used to being handled and loves a good scratch behind the ears.” She added.
Burren Animal Rescue confirmed that they contacted the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, but they were informed that the pig in question was not registered on the database.
“All pigs must be tagged but Mr Kunekune has no holes in his ears where the tags would be, indicating that he was never registered. He will stay at Burren Animal Rescue until he finds his new forever home.” Ms. Mitchell concluded.