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A Farm Is Looking for ‘Piggy Cuddlers’ to Help Socialize Its Rescue Pigs

Wildlife News
by Eben Diskin Feb 4, 2020

If you can’t help but ooh and aah at the sight of twisty tails, hooves, and round, pink bodies, there’s a job waiting for you in South Carolina. The Cotton Branch Farm in Leesville is looking for piggy cuddlers to help socialize 100 rescue pigs, so they can eventually find a permanent home. The group of 100 pigs are part of a larger group of 550 that were rescued from Kentucky.

The job notice, posted on Facebook, calls for pig enthusiasts to “come help socialize our adoptable residents so they can move into our adoption program with ease! Belly scratches, cookies, sitting with, and even just talking to our pig friends can get them ready for their new home.”

Being a piggy cuddler isn’t too demanding a job. Josh Carpenter-Costner, Cotton Sanctuary’s executive director, said that if cuddlers “spend an hour at a time with them three times a week, within a month they’re generally ready to be adopted.”

So don’t quit your day job, but if you’re a pig lover, then there definitely could be some cuddling in your future.

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