Welcome to the Pig-A-Sus Homestead. A
Colorado non-profit group since 1996
dedicated to providing shelter for Potbelly pigs and resources for owners of Potbellies
|May 2013 NEWSLETTER|
Hello to everyone and hope that you are having GREAT WEATHER…. Little chilly in Western Colorado, but guess we could be like the Eastern Slope and have 4 inches of snow again.
Spring has SPRUNG and the fields and yards are growing greener and greener. Please watch your pets, rather potbelly pig, dog, cat or any other pet that you have and are allowing it to graze and roam. Many people living in the cities and adjoining county properties, DO NOT REALIZE, the DANGER of the irrigation water, to their animals. Most all irrigation water will have several different types of fertilizer in it. It is returning water in a lot of places from farm fields into the smaller ditches/canals that come into the cities.
If you pet starts to have dry skin, loss of appetite, losing it’s hair, having runny eyes, please call
your vet to see if the pet has picked up something from the irrigation. Even if you are using city water to water your lawns, flowers the same thing can happen with fertilizer, or any type of growing compound that you put on your plants, trees or lawn. Please check the bag for instructions on use with pets. Or call the 1-800 number on the box or bag and inquire “Is it harmful to pets?” Remember that it is your responsibility to protect your pet, the more protective and alert we are
the cheaper the Vet bills will be in the end.
We are planning a “Hands on Clinic for Potbelly Pigs”, July 20th 2013. Please watch for the reservation application on the website www.pigasus.org, then on July 21st, we will be holding our annual “Summer Open House”. Please also check the web site for the details on the Open House.
We have lot of different things for both events. The Clinic will be by reservation only with a fee of 45.00 and for an additional 20.00, we will be having a dinner at the local Dragon Treasure Restaurant, Chinese, American, and Mongolian Grill.
We will have a moderate lunch for regular eaters and vegetarians also. We will provide non-alcohol drinks for the day.
For updates on Hammey the Commerce City potbelly pig, please also visit his section on the web
site home page. We are still soliciting donations to help his family with attorney expenses, as
this is an unexpected expense, due to some unethical procedures that appeared before the last court date.
We are busy as usual at the Pig-A-Sus. Getting sun screens up for the potbelly pigs is number one right now and keeping clean water. We will be upgrading our “Wish List” for the summer. Hopefully the new building will have the ground floor finished before the Clinic and Open House. We are excited that we are entering into the final phase of construction for the Pig-A-Sus and Western Colorado Potbelly Pig Education Health Center.
We have lost several of the “Old Timers” who really didn’t have a great life until they arrived here. Peedie was a sweet heart. He was here for over 9 years and in that time it took almost 7 to get
him to be able to trust people, He and Harley who crossed several months ago, were best of buddies, and when Harley crossed, Peedie started downhill. He just flat crossed to Rainbow Bridge to be with Harley. He was 13. Last week we lost one of the twins who had been here for almost 8 years, she just went to sleep and crossed. She seemed fine in the evening fed, but was gone in the A.M. feeding. We have started a new Cemetery since we have filled most of our old cemetery in
the front yard. It will be fenced and landscaped hopefully by fall.
We also would like to take a minute to remember Swamper and Rye, as it will be 1 year May 20th since they were shot and killed by the neighbor. Seems like yesterday. Maybe someday we will find closure, but tears flow freely almost daily. It is horrible to miss an animal the way we miss those
2. I am sure that there are others who have the same feelings about their animals who have had
an untimely death. As a reminder of Swamper and Rye, please give you pet a “Bit of Added attention” today and tonight… I am sure that Swamper is looking down on us still not
understanding what or why bad things happen to animals who only love...
We will be posting again in about 2 weeks on the Hammey update.
Remember to check the web site for the “registration form” for the clinic on July 20th. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. AFTER Monday, May 6, 2013
Have a great May and hope for lots of sunshine weather and maybe some moisture for the farmer and his land, who will be producing food for you and your pet.
Water: Fresh Water 2/3 times a day for your pet, with the temperatures climbing daily. Remember Potbelly Pigs, don’t like warm or dirty water and will go without, spilling and rolling in it before
they will drink it. Then dehydration sets in and your problems begin… Check their mouth to see if
it is dry, pink as it should be and slowly add electrolytes to their water or dilute Gator Ade and
give in ½ cup intervals. CALL your VET.
“Have a great month, enjoy the flowers and your pet(s)”
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