Image Credit: Sale Ranch Sanctuary

You may know that dogs can develop sarcoptic mange, a very painful and itchy skin condition caused by mites. But, did you know that pigs can also get mange? Sarcoptic mange can be fatal if not treated properly, according to Jen Sale, the CEO, and founder of Sale Ranch Sanctuary. The piglet you see in this photo had sarcoptic mange and was in trouble.

sick piglet with mange
Image Credit: Sale Ranch Sanctuary

The man who dropped the piglet off at a shelter near Temecula, California said it was a stray – but how many stray pigs have you ever heard of?

sick piglet with mange
Image Credit: Sale Ranch Sanctuary

All the shelter workers believe the man didn’t want to deal with the sick pig and just dumped her at the shelter.

sick piglet with mange
Image Credit: Sale Ranch Sanctuary

The piglet was later named Cherry Blossom.

sick piglet with mange
Image Credit: Sale Ranch Sanctuary
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