No Name Pigs Need Fresh Water

If you’re in Abaco and headed to No Name Cay to visit the pigs of Piggyville, please bring water.

Abaco's No Name Cay Pigs Need Fresh Water

Craig Russell with one of the youngest residents of Piggyville.

Unfortunately, there’s no source of fresh water on the island (a fact evidently overlooked by those who released the pigs on No Name to fend for themselves.)

And while Green Turtle Cay’s Pig Whisperer, Craig Russell, visits twice weekly and brings as much water as his boat will hold, it just isn’t enough for the growing piggy population – especially with summer approaching.

Thanks to Craig’s dedication, and the generosity of all who contribute food or bring it directly to No Name Cay, the pigs seem to be getting enough food. But they’re desperate for water.

Craig says that he and other visitors to No Name often meet the pigs’ water containers completely dry.

Sometimes, he says, the pigs even refuse to eat until their water supply has been replenished and they’ve had a good, long drink.

If every vessel that visited No Name brought a gallon or two of fresh water, it would make a huge difference to the pigs’ water supply. Please help if you can.

On behalf of Craig, the residents of Piggyville and all who love them, thank you!

6 thoughts on “No Name Pigs Need Fresh Water

  1. Hello Amanda, It is so distressing to think those animals have to practically die of thirst before someone does something to help. What idiots decided to put pigs on a waterless cay where they have to fend for themselves?! Sigh….. They need removing ASAP as far as I can see, for the cay residents sake and for their own. Best Wishes, and so good that you are trying to help them Melissa

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    • Hi, Melissa. Thanks for your note. I agree that it was inhumane to put these pigs in an environment without adequate food or water. Thank goodness for Craig Russell, who has voluntarily assumed responsibility for their care, since apparently whoever put them there can’t be bothered. The good news is the pigs have become a draw for tourists — it’s amazing how many emails and notes I get from folks asking how to get to see and feed them! And the more people who visit, the more food and water they get. As long as the pigs are properly fed, watered and cared for, I don’t mind them being on No Name. But it is distressing and far from ideal that they’ll forever be dependent on human beings for their survival. 😦

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