Last year Green Acres Farm Sanctuary tripled its pig population and the pigs have outgrown their housing. A new barn would enable us to bring the pigs together in one area of the sanctuary allowing them to socialize more with each other. Currently several of our pig shelters are not human size making it harder to clean and socialize with the pigs in bad weather. The new barn provides a more comfortable space for both pigs and humans. We will also be able to create an isolation area for sick or injured pigs. With a new barn we hope to be able to rescue more pigs.
The story of pigs at Green Acres Farm Sanctuary began with Cupcake, our very first pig. Cupcake was a 4-H pig whose family quickly regreted selling him for slaughter at the fair. They tracked down Cupcake in time and bought him back, however they no longer had a place for him to live. We happily welcomed Cupcake to Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Sadly he passed from a tumor but in his short life, Cupcake made a huge impact just by being himself. He touched people’s hearts, opened their eyes and educated their minds. It was Cupcake who inspired us to rescue more pigs and it is to Cupcake's memory that the new barn is dedicated.
In the three plus years since Cupcake arrived at Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, we have rescued numerous pigs from hoarding, abandonment, neglect and abuse situations. This includes Lacey and Eve who were part of a law enforcement seizure where the pigs lived in an area deep in mud filled with urine and feces. Emma, George and Albert were part of a hoarding/neglect situation where hundreds of pigs were living without shelter, breeding and fighting for what little food there was. Frances and her son Frankie had been living under a broken down truck in a junkyard and 5 weeks after her rescue Frances gave birth to 6 adorable piglets. A very young Pete Henry was found wandering along the cliff side of a road in the middle of nowhere and brought to us scared and confused. Schweini's family had to move out of the country leaving him in need of a safe home. Our smallest pig, Gilbert was just two and a half pounds when we rescued him. He had been discarded by a breeder because as the runt of the litter he was struggling to survive and not worth the breeders effort to save.
These are just some of the stories of rescues at Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Your support will build a new barn and provide a comfortable place for rescued pigs to thrive. Thank you for donating.
Donate $20 or more receive our new pig stickerfeaturing Emma, George and Albert. Just be sure and provide your us
address when you check out.
Donate $50 or more and a wooden pig plaque with your name on it will be placed on the wall inside the barn. (Please indicate the name in the comments when you check out)