Shortly after he was born, Rootie's life hung in the balance. He was the runt of a litter and the farmer planned to have him killed at a very young age. A woman visiting the farm heard about the tiny piglet's fate and convinced the farmer to give the piglet to her. After a few months in her garage, Rootie was growing bigger and bigger. The woman contacted CAPE, knowing she could no longer care for him.
Today Rootie is full grown, bright eyed and healthy. When people come to visit, Rootie runs to greet them. He loves to arrange the hay in his stall in the barn, loll around in his mud puddle, and root the pasture looking for hidden treasures.
“"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."