ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 
It Takes a Village.... 

Lotus Lightheart  is one very lucky girl. As a tiny piglet, she was used as some kind of bait for hunting dogs, suffering injuries to her ear and back. A local man found out what was happening to her and took her in. Only he didn’t plan to keep her as a pet, but rather to raise her for food.  

She was kept in a small enclosure with concrete and mud and often went without adequate food or water.  Fortunately, a kind-hearted neighbor fell in love with her. Scott would visit Lotus and bring her vegetables and talk to her through the bars of her pen. For months, he tried convince her owners to release his friend to him. A few weeks ago, when Scott went to check on Lotus, he was told they were getting ready to slaughter her. 
Scott contacted ARC, and asked for help. We agreed to pay the vet bills if Full Circle Farm Sanctuary could take her in, and they agreed to take her!

Lotus is now safe! She was spayed and vetted at the University of Georgia Veterinary School and arrived at Full Circle Sanctuary on August 12th. Lotus will live out her life with no threat of danger or violence or being turned into food. Lotus is an intelligent, affectionate individual, as anyone can see when looking into those eyes. She will now experience the life all beings deserve, surrounded by compassionate people who will care for her and who see her as the living being she is and not an object to be used whether as bait, or food.  

Please help us raise the money to pay for her vetting! It takes a lot of money to care for these individuals. We can’t save them without your support. Please donate for Lotus's care here: http://www.loveanimals.org/campaigns/rescuing-lotus/57a60f5bdb4dfc0e1da4742f

May all beings find a guardian, a friend, a refuge. May all be happy and free from suffering.