Horrifically abused pig is transformed by the love of his new family

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Abused Pot-Bellied Pig Now Adorably Cuddles With New Family After Being Rescued

After suffering through unbelievable abuse, this gentle pot-bellied pig has learned to love again.

A concerned resident in Lancaster, Ohio, called PETA after they saw the animal struggling with severe injuries. PETA officials believe Koa, which means "warrior" in Hawaiian, was savagely beaten with a crowbar and left outside to die by his previous owner.

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When rescuers arrived they found painful gashes all over Koa's body and one deep wound infested with maggots.

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Koa the pig finds a family to love him after surviving horrific abuse. 

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Koa the pig finds a family to love him after surviving horrific abuse. 

(Photo courtesy of: INSIDE EDITION)

Koa the pig finds a family to love him after surviving horrific abuse. 

(Photo courtesy of: INSIDE EDITION)

Koa the pig finds a family to love him after surviving horrific abuse. 

(Photo courtesy of: INSIDE EDITION)

Koa the pig finds a family to love him after surviving horrific abuse. 

(Photo courtesy of: INSIDE EDITION)

Koa the pig finds a family to love him after surviving horrific abuse. 

(Photo courtesy of: INSIDE EDITION)

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The terrified pig was rushed into emergency surgery at the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital.

Koa's injuries were so serious that doctors actually had to remove one of his ears.

After several weeks of recuperating in the hospital, Koa was moved to Happy Trails Sanctuary. A kind family in Medina, Ohio, then heard his story and immediately knew they wanted him to join their family.

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Koa now spends his days running, playing and snuggling with the family's children, Sophie and Miles. He gives the kids lots of sloppy kisses and acts just like a dog.

This sweet swine finally has the loving home he truly deserves.

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