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All Four Feet
Young pot-belly pig is available for adoption at Lincoln County Animal Shelter. (K. Brook photo)
Young pot-belly pig is available for adoption at Lincoln County Animal Shelter. (K. Brook photo)
By Kelly Patton Brook

Yesterday, I met Wilbur.

Over the years at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter I've met all kinds of animals - both domestic and wild. On the shelter's staff are wild-life rehabilitators. Often the animals they have rescued have to be bottle fed; like squirrels that have fallen from nests, raccoons, skunks, baby mice, and other babies that need some help until they are ready to be returned to the wild.

Other animals I've met at the shelter are: parrots, chickens, rabbits, ferrets, goats, horses, plus all the cats and dogs I've had to privilege to know - if just for a little while until they go forever home.

Last year the shelter took in a pot-bellied pig - a really big fellow.

About a week later a homeless rooster was embraced by the shelter staff. The rooster was introduced to the pig and from then on they shared a house, food and love, and became so bonded that an animal sanctuary adopted them where they could live happily ever after together.

Yesterday I met Wilbur. I wanted to take him home. Frankly I want to take all the shelter animals home. Visiting LCAS, any visitor in some way, can have all of them.

Back to Wilbur: Wilbur is a four-month-old pot-bellied pig. He was owner-released because of illness in the family. He was used to sleeping with his person. Wilbur is trained to sit for his lettuce and apples. He is also paper trained. He is definitely an indoor pig. I fell in love with him.

My camera chased him all over the shelter reception area. Was he fast - and in to everything. Under the LCAS Christmas tree were some of the many presents given to the animals this year.

Wilbur snuffling around, found a box of cookies for dogs and before we could say, 'piggy, piggy' he had that box open and was going at it.

For the love of all animals, we wish forever homes in the New Year. It has been my greatest gift, as a director of the shelter, to have met the wonderful creatures that have graced LCAS with their unique presences.

Be blessed everyone in 2014.

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