WWE superstar Alexa Bliss is still mourning the death of her beloved pet pig — but will honor his memory by making sure no other animal suffers the way he did.
As we previously reported, Alexa’s pig, Larry-Steve, suffered a medical emergency last week — but she could not find a veterinarian in her area who would treat the animal.
Due to the lack of medical care, Larry-Steve died … one day before his 4th birthday.
Alexa tells TMZ Sports she’s still very shaken up by the whole situation — but now feels motivated to save other animals in similar situations.
“We just know that, unfortunately, there’s not enough vets that are able to treat pigs or any tools to be able to help larger animals,” Bliss told us at LAX.
Bliss says she’s been contacted by a bunch of animal owners who experienced similar issues with their larger non-traditional pets and she feels compelled to help.
So far, Bliss says she’s raised more than $16,000 for a pig rescue in Florida and will name it after her late pet.
“They’re building an insulated pig house for the winter and it’s gonna be called The House Larry-Steve Built.”
Alexa says she’s not sure if she’ll get another pet pig — she’s still in a lot of emotional pain — but will stay deeply involved in the animal community.
“I would love to keep rescuing animals and pigs specifically because they are so emotionally smart. They have the learning capability and understanding of a 3-year-old child. They can feel grief and they can cry real tears.”
“People don’t know that they’re actually super emotional and super smart. I’m fascinated by pigs and loved having Larry around.”
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