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Pig Killed by Thieves in Dorchester

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7:38am 4th October 2011
(Updated 2:16pm 5th October 2011)

Four pet pigs have been viciously attacked by thieves at a centre for people with mental health problems in Dorchester.

One of the Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs was stolen, another had its throat cut and the others were beaten with bricks.

The attack happened at Whitfield Rural Activity centre in Poundbury overnight on Saturday.

Lynne Dukes goes to the centre and thinks the perpetrators may have been scared off by a staff member who was in at the time; “the staff member who was in called a vet who came round and stitched up the pig. If she hadn’t have been there, I fear the other’s would have gone the same way as poor Ebony”.

Staff at the centre are so concerned about the pigs safety they want to take them off of the premises at night.

One person has even offered to sleep out in a tent over night.

One of the workers has land near Martinstown where the pigs could be taken but they need a trailer to transport them there.

If you have a trailor that could transport three pigs call the centre on 01305 250863.

After hearing the story about an attack on pet pigs on Wessex FM, a local business has stepped up to help.

Now the Walnut Grove Restaurant in Dorchester is donating all of today's tips to look after the surviving pigs.


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