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Give this pig your pumpkins, please

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by Tai Moses

Photo by Tiia Monto made available through Creative Commons 3.0.

Wondering what to do with the ornamental holiday pumpkins decorating your porch railings? If you haven’t surrendered them to the squirrels or tossed them into the compost yet, the hungry pigs at Central Texas Pig Rescue would love to take them off your hands before they get too squishy (the pumpkins, not the pigs). The group is collecting whole pumpkins –not carved, please – to feed its rescue pigs. (If your pumpkins are already moldy or soupy, they won’t be good for the pigs, so toss those gourds in the compost.) Didn’t know pigs ate pumpkins? Well they do – a lot of them. Donating your pumpkins to the rescue group will make the pigs very happy and it will also help lower the nonprofit’s not inconsiderable feed bill. There are several convenient drop-off locations across Austin – find one closest to you.

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