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Upstate Rains Leaves Charity Reaching For Higher Grounds

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Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally. Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally.
Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally. Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally.
Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally. Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally.
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Due to the amount of rain in the Upstate this summer, one local non-profit organization, Happy Hooves of Pelzer, is struggling to reach higher ground, literally. As it continues to rain (not as much this week), Happy Hooves is fearing the worst, as it pertains to its “oinking” tenants and hoof rot.

Hoof rot is a problem that Jennifer James, the owner of Happy Hooves Pig Rescue, says hasn't affected the pigs or the organization in the past, however, with the onslaught of rain, Happy Hooves scrambling for higher grounds and barns to replace flooded pens.

“With all this rain, all of our pens are completely flooded” said James as she stood just feet away from swamped pig pens. “We have about 6 to 12 inches of water which is getting dangerous for the pigs. [The pigs] will get hoof rot”,James continued, “we’ve got to get them moved and get a barn built.”

Happy Hooves is a pig sanctuary according the organization's description that houses anywhere from 30-40 adult pigs and piglets at a time, providing relocation for neglected and unwanted pigs for whatever reasons. If you have any additional questions about Happy Hooves or their mission and how you may be able to help, you can contact them through their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HappyHoovesPigs.     

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