Businesses chip in to feed 800-pound pig

Aug. 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

HAMPTON, N.J., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The owners of a New Jersey farm said they have been able to feed their adopted 800-pound Yorkshire pig with the help of local businesses.

Shari and Matt Bylicki, owners of Country Fresh Farms in Hampton, said they adopted John Henry the pig as their pet after his previous owner died last year. Shari mentioned to a friend who works at the local Washington Diner that they were having trouble coming up with the pig's required 10 gallons of food per day, the Warren (N.J.) Reporter reported Thursday.

The diner began giving the Bylickis a tub of fresh table scraps each day and the owners of Bishop's Market in Whitehouse offered boxes of unsold lettuce and fruit.

The couple said the donated food has been sufficient to feed John Henry and their three smaller pigs for the past year.

"After people read about John Henry, it became a real community effort to care for him," Shari Bylicki said.

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