Rascal is a sweet, gentle 7 year old potbelly pig. He has lived a very sad life. He came to us with 10 other pigs, after spending their lives living in small dog crates. Most of his days living within a crate too small for him, only being let out for a few minutes to potty and eat and sip some water. When his herd arrived to Outsiders, we got them into quarantine, treated for parasites, neutered, vaccinated, and almost everyone has thrived since then. Rascal became very ill two weeks ago and almost died. He was hospitalized briefly to try to stabilize him with fluid therapy and then came home for round the clock care. He was treated for a bacterial GI infection, treated for unusually high levels of Coccidia, and we have given him as much time as he needs to recover. After two weeks he is eating and drinking well with our assistance, his tummy troubles have lessened tremendously, he is bright and chipper and oinks at you when you talk to him. We thought with lots of TLC and keeping him hydrated through the worst of his stomach issues, that he would start to regain his strength but two weeks later, he is still completely imobile. He requires our assistance to sit up, to roll from side to side, we bathe him several times a day to keep him from being covered in his own pee and poop. After consulting his Doctor we have decided its time to pull out the big guns. Rascal is going to UGA for a MRI to rule out that he's had a stroke, any musculoskeletal abnormalities, or spine injuries. The imaging will provide us the opportunity to figure out what is going on with Rascal's body and help us make the best treatment plan possible to give him the best quality of life. Unfortunately, our rescue has been affected by Covid like so many others and we need your help to make this MRI happen for Rascal. He is 1 of 2 pigs we will be bringing next week to UGA (Pig #2 Pepe is having a root canal) and just to drop them off we are required to pay 50% of the high end estimates which means we have to put down a $2100 deposit, just to be able to have them seen. The estimate for the MRI and assessment is $3000 for Rascal. If he needs treatment at UGA's rehab center, it could be thousands of dollars more, but one thing at a time...will you help us give Rascal this live saving chance of treatment? While we have given him everything possible to heal here, we desperately need the experts now.