Meet the Campers!
Sweet Anabel is a four hundred pound pot belly pig who's family desperately needed a temporary foster for her. Camp FigWig was called in to help transport her and find a place that could take her in. Since Camp FigWig is not set up for larger animals, finding a place to take her in on a moment's notice was a challenge! But we had to tackle the first challenge-get her into the bed of a truck with no ramp, and no trailer. It was not an easy task, believe me, but we would not back down. After loading her up, we had to secure a safe place for her. It took a few hours, but Camp FigWig found a place. Once in her new, temporary pen, we were able to provide food for Anabel and the other animals at her temporary home. We made it out to visit her twice a week, and Anabel's family did the same. Finally, Anabel was able to go back home to her family, and Camp FigWig was happy to be a part of the family reunion. Anabel and her family hold a very special place with Camp FigWig, and we have no doubts the friendship will last forever.
This complete goofball was found at a junk yard as just a young pup. She was hiding under a vehicle my husband was looking at when the owner pulled her out by her back leg. She was filthy, covered in mange, starved and dehydrated. Nathan took the little pup and put her in our truck, gave her water, turned on the air conditioner, and later attempted to leave with her. At the last minute, the owner realized she was in the truck and stopped him, but Nathan was able to convince him to let her go. At the same time, a friend of Camp FigWig had just asked about a young female pit bull American Bulldog mix, tail and ears uncut. It was love at first sight! She has a lot of land to roam and farm animals to play with.
Roxy is a Catahoula who was abandon when her family moved out of their home. She was left outside in the back yard in the middle of December with no shelter, no food, and no water. Temperatures were freezing, and even though a group of drug addicted squatters had moved into the house, they would not let her in. When we found her, she was twenty pounds, shivering, starved, severely dehydrated, filthy and covered with mange. A nice meal and a warm bath brought the spunk right out of this silly girl! Roxy stayed at Camp FigWig for a bit until a friend saw her and fell in love with her. He had a Catahoula as a boy, and the two had grown up together. He still keeps her picture of the two of them in his wallet to this day. Since the moment they saw each other, they've been attached at the hip!
The Stray Cat Colonies
Stray Cat Colonies – Camp FigWig cares for several stray cat colonies in our area. Cat colonies, also called TNR, (Trap, Neuter, and Release) are stray cats that are trapped and taken to a participating vet for spay or neuter. This program is funded by the city. They are then released back to the area they were trapped. You will know these cats by the tipped ear. These animals are protected by the city, and cared for solely by many kindhearted volunteers daily. These sweet cats wait for me every single day, rain or shine. Even though I have been feeding some of these cats for over ten years, I still cannot pet some of them. Other than TNR fees, everything for these cats comes directly out of the volunteers pocket. Food, medicine, vet visits, flea and tick meds. One cat can average five kittens per litter, and can have as many as five litters in a year! That's twenty five kittens in just one year! Now each of those kittens can grow up and have kittens, as well! Please, spay and neuter your pets! TNR Volunteers ask if you do see these cats, please do not post their location on social media for their safety.