Mango’s on the move

Edmonton Sun - - LIFE - TOM SPEARS

OT­TAWA — Baby Mango, the piglet that fell off a truck east of Ot­tawa a month ago, has re­cov­ered from surgery and is mov­ing to the coun­try.

But this lit­tle pig is def­i­nitely not go­ing to mar­ket.

Mango has a new home un­der con­struc­tion at Penny Lane Farm Sanc­tu­ary in Clarence-rock­land, and will move in on Oct. 18.

“He is soooooo happy,” said Dr. Lara El­iz­a­beth Co­hen, the vet who took him in and ar­ranged for his surgery.

Mango is only three months old.

“It’s dif­fi­cult to keep him caged be­cause he likes my dog’s toys and he has taken over my dog’s bed,” she said Tues­day. “It has been a chal­lenge but ev­ery day he gets to walk a lit­tle bit more.”

She had no idea whether Mango would sur­vive when he was brought in, wrapped in a towel and un­able to walk.

A mo­torist saw him ly­ing at the edge of the high­way.

“He did bet­ter than we ex­pected be­cause he was walk­ing on it (the re­paired leg) sooner than we ex­pected.”

MANGO Fell off truck

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