On Wednesday, I gave them all an oral dose of Ivermectin and told Jim to give them another in one week. So he gave them another dose the next day.
Friday, Fenella offered to take the pigs and I told them that they had until Saturday night to call me back and I would send a volunteer to get them. They never called.
They called this morning and told me that the daughter has decided to keep the 3 females. Well, that made me really mad. So I had them put me on speakerphone and I told them that the animals had been severely neglected and were suffering terribly and that they needed to take them to the vet and have them treated or humanely euthanized. Suffering? they asked. Why didn't I tell them this before? I told them that it doesn't take a vet to see animals with no hair and huge sores and realize that they are suffering. Duh.
So they took them to a vet in their area. They called me about a half hour ago and told me that the vet GAVE THE PIGS AN INJECTION OF IVERMECTIN. Did you tell the vet that they had just had some ivermectin? Yes, the said, but the vet said it was NO GOOD ORALLY. So he charged them 70$ and did absolutely nothing else for these pigs, wouldn't even handle them because he was allergic. He also told them to come back in TWO WEEKS for another shot.
I'm so angry right now I can't even describe it. What the hell is wrong with people? Why can't 2 adults and a vet put their heads together and figure out how to TREAT AN EFFING CASE OF MITES PROPERLY????????
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I know it may not help these two poor pigs, but you are doing the best you can, and you're only one person and can't do everything. It's not much to take solace in, but look at the faces of all the pigs you do help.
I hope the situation can be resolved with the sows so that they are properly cared for.