Our sanctuary sweetheart, Trucker, was on a livestock truck headed to a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) as a tiny baby. An individual who was hired to clean out the truck found Trucker among the wreckage, and couldn't just leave him to die. A few phone calls later, we were contacted by Truckers rescuers, and we took him right away. He has been living happily and safely on our sanctuary since then.
Sippa was discarded like trash. Thrown into a bin alongside all of her dead brothers and sisters. Diseased, and no longer profitable to the company that was exploiting her.
Sippa had Greasy Pig Disease upon arrival. The chances of surviving this disease are extremely slim, but after working closely with some great vets we were able to successfully heal our girl and she now will live out her life forever at our sanctuary.
The Sanctuary's 2nd ever rescue brought to us a beautiful trio of brothers. They were listed online as being given away for free, and to prevent the possibility of them ending up somewhere without their best interest in mind, we immediately contacted the owners and asked for a couple of days for us to find a trailer and get a living space prepared for them. Luckily they agreed, and after scrambling to get everything together that we needed, including a rented trailer, we were on our way to pick them up. They arrived at their forever home and have been living peacefully and happily at our sanctuary since then.
In June 2019, a group of sanctuaries in the Pacific Northwest formed a coalition to rescue 250 (and counting) pigs facing severe neglect.
We agreed to take two pigs permanently (Marvin and Prince) and to foster a single pig until placement was found for him. Well, you can guess how that went. (Next)
Luther hopped out of the transport van as a tiny piglet, and it was love in an instant. He, of course, became a foster failure and he has been with us ever since.
Annie came from an organization that houses Farm animals that are picked up by animal control. She was described as, "an overweight senior potbelly that hates most humans, and doesn't like to be around other pigs," so that organization was having a tough time placing her anywhere.
Sounds like a great fit for 4Them!
Today, Annie has her own enclosure where she's able to munch peacefully on produce, without any fear of disturbance, human or otherwise.
After we rescued Annie, we got tagged in a post about another grumpy senior potbelly. Gertie had been rescued by an organization in Asheville, NC, which after a change of management, decided to dispose of all of the farm animals that they had at their shelter. Gertie and her only friend in life, Confetti, were among these farm animals. We adopted these two, and after some additional digging, we discovered that we had a lot more connections to these two pigs than we had initially thought! Be sure to check out the Patreon for that story.
This mother-son duo was roaming a neighborhood in Knoxville as strays. They were picked up by a local animal shelter, and we were contacted to foster and try to find placement for these two sweethearts. After a terrifying experience trying to get them placed, we decided to hold off a bit and prolong their foster until we felt comfortable trying to find a home for them again. We kiiiiiinda fell in love with them and, well, they found a home alright. Right here at 4Them Sanctuary where they will live out their entire lives together in safety and happiness.