After Nadeen Darsanlal got out of the Navy she found herself in a great deal of pain. Although she had Harvey, her service dog, after a while she thought he needed a companion.
Perhaps wanting a challenge, she added Wilbur the pig to her pack. Wilbur has been a handful. Although he isn’t messy or smelly like people think of pigs, “Pigs are very stubborn. Hard-headed,” she said.
Exercise is good for Darsanlal and Wilbur is a motivator for her to take walks to get her mind off her pain. Wilbur follows Darsanlas and Harvey down the street without a leash and has even learned to stop for traffic.
And I’m sure they also stop traffic.
What she would like is for Wilbur to become a therapy animal to help others, but there is a problem. Pigs are illegal in New York City.
She is determined to go through anything to get him certified. For now she is taking him around to various schools where the kids and teachers love him.
“I learn new things from him each day,” she said. Source
I’m guessing that getting Wilbur certified as a therapy dog/pig will be one of life’s big challenges for her.