Chance to get up close and personal with Fella Soham’s favourite house-trained pig

Emily Keates and Fella, Picture: Steve Williams.

Emily Keates and Fella, Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Last year fans travelled from as far away as Liverpool to meet him at a special day organised by his proud owner Emily Keates.

Fella at last year's meet and greet

Fella at last year's meet and greet - Credit: Archant

This year Emily is hoping even more people will turn out for the ‘Meet Fella Day’ on Saturday (August 27) at the Cherry Tree pub in Soham.

The aim is to not only give people a chance to get up close and personal with Fella, but to also help promote veganism.

Fella, a pot-belly/saddleback cross, was rescued from certain death as his previous owner a breeder in Essex was planning to sell him and his siblings for meat.

Emily stepped in and the rest is history. Fella has become a house pet at her Soham home and he regularly enjoys walks with her dogs.

Fella at last year's meet and greet day in Soham

Fella at last year's meet and greet day in Soham - Credit: Archant


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“I take him for a walk every day but it can take up to two hours because everyone wants to meet him, stroke him and have a chat,” said Emily.

“He is just so gentle and patient, if he gets bored he just lies down on his tummy and waits for people to finish stroking him.”

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Saturday’s ‘Meet Fella Day’ runs from noon to 4pm and will see the area’s favourite hog roaming in a small field at the back of the Fordham Road pub where there will also be vegan based stalls as well as games.

“It’s a real opportunity for people to get close to a pig and see for themselves just how clever they are. Fella knows how to sit and wait for treats - his favourites are bananas and apples. He is so well behaved,” said Emily.

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