Wilbur was rescued by the daughter of one of our former board members after being purchased on a whim by a university student living in residence. Within a couple of days of the purchase, the university gave the student 24 hours to find a new home for Wilbur and his rescuer took him in to ensure that he did not meet a bad fate.
Wilbur came to live at Wishing Well Sanctuary shortly afterwards, when Lily needed companionship during her transition at the sanctuary. The two pigs hit it off in a big way and it was decided that it would be better for both of them not to be separated. They have remained firm friends.