It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Mango, the tiny piglet who fell from a truck onto a busy Ontario highway. After being left on the roadside, broken-boned, bloodied and almost lifeless, there was little hope for the tiny, weeks-old piglet. However, one month later, Mango has defied all odds and has come out fighting, and now he’s almost unrecognizable! 

Little Mango captured the hearts of Canadians last month, after he fell from a meat transport truck on Labour Day, and was thrown across Highway 417. Left to die on the roadside, the piglet suffered multiple fractures and is also believed to have been hit by a car.

With up to $7,000 worth of medical bills, and such a traumatic start to his young life, rescuers and veterinarians weren’t sure whether Mango would even be able to pull through his ordeal, let alone live a happy, normal, piggy life.

However, Mango has proved to everyone that he is a true fighter, and has made a pretty incredible recovery. In just four short weeks, young Mango has undergone surgery, doubled in weight, healed from his injuries, and finally found his forever home. Not bad going, Mango!

Since his ordeal, Mango has come on leaps and bounds and is now ready to go to his forever home. After searching for the right family for weeks, Mango’s rescuers have finally found him the perfect place, and there will be plenty of piggies for Mango to play with.

On Friday, Mango will move to Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary, an Ontario non-profit that is home to approximately 70 rescued farm animals. There, Mango will be able to hang out with the other resident pigs and have plenty of space to grow to his adult weight (about 360 kilos!)

Laura Cohen, one of Mango’s rescuers, explained on their fundraising page, “We have chosen a beautiful home for Mango called Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary. It is close to where we live and will therefore make visits easy!”

Cohen went on to add, “Thank you all so very much for your generous contributions and we will be sure to update this campaign again before Mango leaves to his forever home.”

At the time of writing, Mango’s fundraising page had raised $9,000, covering all of his medical bills and contributing towards a brand new piggy-hut for his forever home.

If you’re interested in meeting little Mango, his new family is throwing him an official welcome home party, and everyone is invited! The “No Meat and Greet” event will be held on October 26, at the Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario. 

According to the Facebook event page, there will be a delicious vegan BBQ, a special presentation at 1:00 p.m., and the chance to actually meet little Mango.

Full details about the event can be found here.

After a really tough start to life, it's looking like a very happy ending for Mango the piglet. 


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