It does not take long to notice Tiffany Dunaway's heart and life is dedicated to her pigs.
"They love humans they are just incredible animals," she said.
When her husband was transferred to MacDill Air Force Base, she began the search for a home to build a pig rescue.
"We stumbled upon this and it was a great opportunity. They were trying to sell it for awhile and could not," she continued.
A year ago they began the process of a short sale and moved in while renting and fixing up their new pig haven.
"We had no idea. We thought we were on track to get this home," said Dunaway.
That was not the case, she found out after rescuing 200 neglected pigs.
One day after the pigs were relocated to Tiffany's home in Tampa, she got a phone call from the realtor who said the home she was living in was going up for auction.
Tiffany said her family had to join the bidding and won at a major expense.
"To have an increase that we were not expecting of $80,000 and having to put down $10,000 is quite a hit to the animals, is a quite a hit to us," she said.
Keller Williams Realty told FOX 13 over the phone:
"The property was listed as a short sale. The family attempted to purchase the property, but the bank called in the mortgage. The purchase price did not reach an agreement, so the bank chose to put it up for auction to get market value."
As Tiffany and her family scramble to pay the additional money, she only hopes they can keep the land that started with a dream and turned into a home.
"It took a lot of time and expense and energy and I think that's what scares me the most the physical aspect," she added.
You can visit Tiffany's pig rescue at: https://www.prissyandbomber.org
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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