Friday, April 1, 2011

APRIL'S PIG OF THE MONTH--Truman Truffles!

Meet Truman Truffles

from VA rescue

Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue!

Truman is a very special piggy who is incredibly deserving of being this month's featured pig. He was born into the Culpeper Clan, a group of pigs rescued from a hoarder. He is the only one in the group with health issues, that MGPR knows of.

Truman first exhibited symptoms seeming like mites early on, and was treated for mites and with antibiotics prior to being adopted out. He was adopted and returned twice, the first time because the adopter's daughters didn't like to hold him.

Truman was seen by several vets, exhibiting skin issues with very thin fur, and irritable skin. Truman eventually was transferred to his current foster home, and was almost bald and had a very nasty smell. He was eventually diagnosed, via skin biopsy, with "Chronic Hyperplastic Superficial Dermatitis with Perifolliculitis." He has been through many treatments as a result, including holistic treatments.

Since November of 2009, MGPR has spent $1,773.62 on Truman Truffles. This is their most expensive pig ever, since their tracking system began.

His foster mother writes, "If anyone would wonder why so much is being done for one little pig, it's because he is a very special little pig. The moment you hold Truman you understand that he connects and bonds with humans in a way few guinea pigs do. While we still don't have a handle on his condition we have been able to make Truman comfortable."

Our goal for this month, for Truman Truffles, is $375. I know it's high, but I really hope we can make it. MGPR is a great organization and they, and Truman, could really use the help.


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