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Three not so little pigs survive Florence aftermath in wake of Michael

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - In the wake of what was Hurricane Michael we saw destruction and now the devastating aftermath. While one hurricane was moving in, the effects of another were still being felt. 

After Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, countless animals were left in rising floodwaters, except for three not so little pigs from North Carolina. 

Jax, Flo and Champ were all rescued separately from the rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence. According to the group that rescued them, Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary in Providence, North Carolina, Jax and Flo somehow made it out alive and swam for days before they were found. Quickly becoming inseparable. 

All three hogs were brought to the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM). 

In the middle of recovering from a one-two punch of hurricane aftermath, a bit of good news, Jax and Flo are back in North Carolina with the people who rescued them.

Back at UTCVM Champ is recovering from a severe fracture and soon enough will be back at Ziggy's with his fellow Florence survivors. 

"They are extremely rewarding animals," says Dr. Pierre Yves-Mulon with UTCVM. "When you bond with them it's hard to let them go actually." 



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