KILLEEN, TX — Fifty-five pigs were seized from a Killeen home on Nov. 4 due to deplorable conditions.
My Pig Filled Life Animal Rescue said the pigs had no water, limited food and other pigs were dead in the area. There were 57 pigs found, and two are still on the loose.
Killeen Animal Control was first called out to the neighborhood because there were several complaints of pigs running loose in the area. The rescue said that the pigs all belonged to Lina Haygood, owner of Miso Happie Mini Pigs.
Authorities believed the pigs were escaping to find food.
Two weeks after the seizure, animal control started to contact local organizations to see if they could take them in. My Pig Filled Life in Willis Point offered to take in the pigs.
According to the rescue, many of the pigs were pregnant and in poor health. The rescue said that these 55 pigs could become 100 pigs once the babies are born.
Several pigs have already been moved due to dire health conditions. They said they need donations for care of the pigs, as well as volunteers and families willing to adopt.
They are calling the pigs the #Killeen55.
They said that 31 appear to be pregnant, 25 are unaltered males and 2 are on the loose. They said 70 percent of the pigs are under 1 year of age.
Central Texas Pig Rescue said that they could not take in the pigs at this time, but in October 2016, they took in 44 pigs from the same woman. Haygood was living in Bastrop at the time.
In 2016, there was a petition to stop Lina from operating her business.