Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Babe’s condition continues to be guarded. Everyone’s focus is on Babe’s continued healing.
Our veterinarians have seen Babe standing more quickly and while he is not eating his regular food, he is eating fruits and vegetables!
Dr. Russell Bauman examined Babe on Friday and has recommended that Babe be weaned off of steroids, which is currently taking place.
As for adoption, we have been in touch with farm sanctuaries about re-homing Babe. Charleston Animal Society CEO says Babe will not be given to anyone who plans to kill him for food.
Police are still investigating how Babe wound up on I-26 and so far, no one has stepped forward to claim responsibility.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Today, Dr. Russell Bauman with the Saddleback Mobile Veterinary Clinic came to see Babe and conduct an in-person examination of Babe. He determined Babe weighs about 500-lbs. Overnight, Babe did not stand up and did not eat or drink, so staff at Charleston Animal Society was concerned.
Dr. Bauman is worried about swelling and bruising that’s showing more today on the back right leg, but Babe is standing. Charleston Animal Society continues to treat his pain and infection from abrasions.
Meanwhile, police continue to investigate how Babe wound up on I-26. Eyewitnesses have posted on Facebook and contacted Charleston Animal Society with reports they saw Babe fall out of the back of the truck. They also say Babe was hit by a driver who didn’t have time to swerve and avoid the pig.
Here is news coverage of Babe’s story:
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Babe the Pig is resting and recovering at Charleston Animal Society after a harrowing ordeal this morning when he somehow landed in I-26 Eastbound traffic!
The pig weighs several hundred pounds and had to be sedated to be initially examined by veterinarians at Charleston Animal Society. Babe had bloody hooves and injuries to his tail and shoulder. Charleston Animal Society Veterinarian Dr. Margie Morris consulted with Dr. Russell Bauman with the Saddleback Mobile Veterinary Clinic on the best course of treatment.
Babe is now on anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. His initial examination didn’t indicate any broken bones, but because his adrenalin may have been so high after the accident, Dr. Morris isn’t ruling out injuries that may have been masked by the adrenalin.
Charleston Animal Society has treated 52 species of animals in the past 5 years — and is only able to treat and save animals like Babe because of your generous donations to Toby’s Fund, Charleston Animal Society’s Medical Fund. Please help us save more animals and give today.