She's 350 pounds. She's ready to give birth any day now and was just rescued from the streets of Kansas City.
And she's a sweet pot-bellied pig.
Willa escaped one too many times from her owners. Kansas City animal control officers found her roaming the predator-infested streets of Kansas City.
City workers found the owners, who decided they didn't want Willa anymore.
The KC Pet Project, the city's shelter, wanted to find Willa a forever home, and one that didn't involve her becoming someone's Easter ham.
So they sent out calls, emails and Facebook pleas seeking help. In the meantime, they got to know the honey ham who loves to eat, sleep or belly rubs.
"Once she eats, she kind of falls down here so she can get belly rubs, which she gets daily from all of our kennel staff," said Tori Fugate, marketing coordinator for the shelter. "She's expecting piglets so it's kind of exciting."
Someone familiar with pig sanctuaries found Willa's new forever home in Rolla, MO. The hope is to have Willa settled in place at the pig sanctuary before her piglets come.
It's a happy ending that is enough to make you want to wallow in mud.
KCTV5's Kyle Hay contributed to this report.
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