Lucas the Pig has been granted a lifetime reprieve from the butcher's block, and he can thank a pair of Fairfield Woods librarians and neighborhood children.

The Fairfield Woods branch of the Fairfield Public Library adopted the porker after raising enough money to send him to a California farm, where he'll live out his days, according to the group, Farm Sanctuary.

Nancy Coriaty, deputy town librarian-branch services and local branch librarian Mary A. Coe helped neighborhood children make pot holders to raise money for the cause. The children handed out pot holders in exchange for donations during the library's Farm Sanctuary Day last month.

They needed $420 to adopt Lucas, but raised $600 -- enough to also adopt a duck named Daisy.

Lucas had been neglected and held in a concrete pen with no shelter from the sun, according to the Farm Sanctuary. He and Daisy will be cared for at the group's shelter in California.