I do not run a rescue myself but we are set up to foster and transport piggies for a few local organizations. Yesterday I walked into one of the major pet store chains as I was shopping in the same plaza, only to find a tiny baby male pig for sale with an obvious eye issue. The left eye was crusted shut and the right had signs of discharge. I'm no stranger to the fact that pet store pigs are usually born sick, but this really caught my attention. The poor baby was in a fishtank sized enclosure with another male, and when I came up to get a closer look, he didn't run away but instead started sniffing and licking at the glass.
I'm well aware that purchasing him outright would just be another sale for the store and another sick piggie would be sent to replenish their stock...I'm wondering now if there's any way to get in touch with their management and ask to adopt him if he doesn't sell so that he can get the right medical attention and find an experienced owner. Is it worth trying?
If it's a small local pet store,you can contact the USDA and report it at this phone number: (301) 851-3751 (in the US)
Here's the ASPCA site with all the good info: https://www.aspca.org/take-action/report-animal-cruelty