Icing On The Cupcake: Abandoned Pig Improving, Awaits Adoption

NPR -- Cupcake.pngJul 22, 2021byChristopher Alvarez

An extremely obese potbellied pig dubbed Cupcake has been recovering since it was found abandoned in a dog crate left outside a Las Vegas home last month.

The female pig was taken to the Animal Foundation, where its health has been improving with veterinary care and a balanced diet.

Cupcake is losing weight but still has challenges getting around, said Tasha Crabtree, the foundation’s veterinary services manager. She said Cupcake might also face behavioral and socialization issues, which frequently arise in obese pigs.


Cupcake was discovered in a wire crate outside a home in southeast Las Vegas on June 2 and weighed 175 pounds, well above the 90 to 125 pounds typical of the species.

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