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More pigs rescued from Iowa floods

July 12, 2008 |  2:29 pm

Pigs_in_the_iowa_floodingPerhaps you remember the pigs that were stranded in Iowa because of severe flooding? That volunteers from four animal welfare agencies were trying to reach the animals with feed, apples and Gatorade? Well, the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch column reports some success:

After nearly three weeks on the ground undertaking an unprecedented disaster response effort, animal protection groups are bringing the last of the 69 pigs rescued from the floods in the Midwest to their new home in Watkins Glen, New York.

These remaining 53 pigs pulled from areas in and around the "Big Ditch" levee in Oakville, Iowa will find safe haven at Farm Sanctuary's Watkins Glen, New York shelter. This rescue was facilitated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, American Humane Association, Farm Sanctuary, and Animal Rescue League of Boston.

Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

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