Wombat will always have a crooked snout and jaw, as well as a scar on her chin, but most importantly, she will always be safe.
“She is the sweetest, most gentle pig you could hope to meet,” Rachael Parker, the sanctuary’s founder, told The Dodo. “She is our go-to piggy when we have kids, elderly people or people with disabilities come to visit. She loves a belly rub and will come waddling over to whoever enters her paddock and will flop down onto her side asking for one. She often lies down and my kids will lay on her cuddling and kissing her for ages. She would lay there all day I think!”
Wombat has a best friend at the sanctuary who had been through hard times as well. Freckle the “mini pig” was starved by her former owner to stunt her grown before being rescued. The two of them are inseparable.
“Wombat is every pig,” Parker told The Dodo. “She is no different to any pig on any truck. She just took a leap of faith and lived to tell the tale. They all want to live and they all want to be loved and I dare say they all know that nothing good comes to them at the end of that truck journey.”
Watch Wombat happily play around in the mud in the video below: