A dog walker was surprised to discover the pig feeding her piglets as she walked through woods near Ollerton in Nottinghamshire.
Brinsley Animal Rescue said it hoped to rehome the piglets and their mother, whom they have named Matilda.
Anna Aston, the dog walker who found Matilda, said she was confused when she first came across the pigs in the woods on Monday.
“I was thinking, ‘This isn’t right’. You just don’t get them in a wood.”
She contacted Brinsley Animal Rescue, which offered to help and has found a prospective home for the pigs at a Midlands animal sanctuary.
“I think she has earned her freedom now.”
Jon Beresford, who runs the charity, said he would need permission from the farmer to remove the pig or it could be regarded as theft.
He believes Matilda escaped to protect her piglets.
“It’s almost like her maternal instincts are like ‘I want to get out of here and have my babies’ and she has broken out,” he said.
The charity has set up a petition to support the rescue.
Louise Smith, a volunteer for the charity, has been to check on the pigs and feed the mother.
“She has a ring through her nose which meant she was unable to forage for food herself,” said Miss Smith.
“We left food for her to eat but she only seemed interested in caring for her young.
“We are really hopeful the farmer allows us to commence the rescue and get Matilda and her family to a sanctuary where they can live out the rest of their natural lives.”
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