BOSTON (CBS) – A health plan for a dangerously overweight pig is working.
Maybelle the pig had her weigh-in Monday afternoon and is slimming down. She’s dropped about 20 pounds in the last few months.READ MORE: Patriots-Bills Forecast: Lake-Effect Snow Could Fall On Very Windy, Cold Monday Night Football Game In Buffalo
She was turned over to the Animal Rescue League in June from a home in Billerica.READ MORE: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski Inch Closer Toward NFL History Together
At the time she was nearly 200 pounds and could barely stand.
Anna Chaletzky, from the Animal Rescue League, says Maybelle feels so much better. “It’s exciting to see how far that she’s come from when she first came in and wanted nothing to do with anything or anyone,” Chaletzky said. “To now she can hear us coming in, she stands for her food she will come out and be with us and it’s wonderful she is a really nice pig.”
Maybelle’s former owner is facing animal cruelty charges.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old In Custody After Lawrence Shooting Leaves 1 Dead
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karyn Regal reports