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Abbey Christopher

Born: 2013
Rescued: 2014

Breed: Berkshire

Family members: N/A   

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Abbey Christopher was rescued just in the nick of time.  He was listed online as a Christmas ham pig, and the post was shared all over. A pig lover in California fell in love with his picture and working with friends in Arkansas, arranged for his rescue. They weren't even sure if he was male or female, he was just a little guy. They named him Abbey, in case he was a female - and Christopher, in case he was a male. Of course, he was a male! Our big, handsome gentle giant! He loves love! Similar to a big dog that likes to lean - he will rub his big 'ol head up against your legs and rub, rub, rub! At well over a thousand pounds, it's big love he gives! We often call him Abbey C!

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Baron


Born: 2017
Rescued: June 2018

Breed: Red Wattle

Family members:
-Sasha, sister

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Baron and Sasha were purchased as young piglets and kept together in a pen for a while. Their owner had intended to breed them (to other, non-related pigs) but never got around to it. He grew quite attached to these sweet youngsters as time passed. As the pigs were growing, they were moved to a stall in an old barn on a friend's unused property. This was to be a temporary plan before they could be moved to a larger area with some grass. Unfortunately, the move never happened because the owner became incarcerated. The roof had a large hole, directly over their stall. They were standing, sleeping and eating in mud and excrement up to their bellies. It was a mess. While the pigs were always fed and loved, they were living in an extremely unsanitary environment. They could only peep at the outside world through a missing slat in the wall of their stall. One of the wonderful people that were caring for the pigs reached out to see if we could rescue them, and of course we could not say no. They are both very easy going and passive pigs that seem to love the freedom here. They have taken easily to the companionship of both the humans and the new pigs they’ve met.


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Bobby

Born: 2010
Rescued: May 28, 2014

Breed: Hampshire

Family Members: N/A

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Bobby was raised by two men in Arkansas in a small pen. As he continued to grow bigger and bigger, they became more and more afraid of him, and whenever he would act out they would give him whatever he wanted. Although they loved Bobby dearly, realizing they were in over their heads, and that staying in a small pen was no life for a pig, they called us asking if we would take their then four year old farm pig with the intimidating attitude. Bobby pushed the boundaries here too, but once he realized that he had lots of room and lots to do, he calmed down pretty quickly. Now he's is one of our friendliest pigs with people. He still has a dominant personality with the other pigs, though. He often roams the sanctuary alone. The exception is his friend, Blue Eyed Wilbur, who just so happens to be very passive. He backs down from confrontation with any other pig here, despite being one of the biggest. Opposites attract! Bobby and Blue Eyed Wilbur have become good friends and are often seen chatting with one another or napping together. They both adore senior Miss Pig, and frequent her barn.  Bobby also answers to Bobby McGhee and Bobby Wobby Boo.


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A New Model for the Lifetime Care of Rescued Pigs 

We provide sanctuary for farm pigs, potbelly pigs and feral pigs that need a safe forever home! We have rescued pigs from all over the country and from many different kinds of situations. Abandoned, abused, neglected, escaped from factory farms and slaughter. They come from agriculture clubs like 4H and FFA. They come to us after being used as research subjects. Upon arriving here, though, they can shed their pasts and learn what it's like to be healthy, happy and loved. They teach us so much about resiliency and happiness. We are lucky enough to share our sanctuary with around 150 interesting individuals! You can read their stories here! And if you feel a special connection with anyone, please consider becoming a sponsor! For your $25 monthly donation - we will send you a quarterly update on your sponsored animal(s), behind the scenes sanctuary info and other surprise bonuses throughout the year! Your donations will help cover the costs of care for each animal - feed, water, shelters, fencing, veterinary needs, etc. Of course, if you would like to donate more, or are able to volunteer with your sponsored animal, that would be amazing as well! If you have questions, please email us at thepigpreserve@gmail.com!