Beloved Pig Penelope Welcomed at Virginia Pig Sanctuary

Some pigs that find their way to our sanctuary come from a family where they were very loved and cared for. However circumstances beyond their control force them to give up a pig they adore very much. Such is the case with our newest resident, Penelope.

Penelope’s family obtained her as a pet when she was a piglet. At the time their landlord stated they could have any type of pet at their rental property. However the landlord changed their mind after learning they were keeping a pig as a pet. This is despite Penelope being an incredible sweet, non-destructive, well-behaved pig. All the more reason we try to educate people about pigs in general to help them understand pigs can be wonderful pets if properly cared for.

Penelope using her water bowl as a pool despite having a pool right next to it.

Facing eviction, Penelope’s family reached out to us. Fortunately for them (and bittersweet for us), we had an opening having recently said goodbye to one of our dear, elder pigs Bertha, who passed away.

Penelope’s family brought her to us and were able to meet the other pigs here that will be her friends in the coming weeks / months. That is after she settles in and adjusts to the good life here at Piggins and Banks. We want to thank Penelope’s family for caring for her so well and even providing some financial support towards her care with us.

Welcome, Penelope!

Help Support Penelope

We depend on the support of kind-hearted people to help ensure pigs like these pigs receive the best daily care possible! Please consider making a small donation or even sponsoring them as a virtual pig parent. All donations make a positive difference in the lives of our pig residents. Should you choose to sponsor any pig, you receive a welcome packet, some keepsakes, on-demand updates about him, and even a free ticket to one of our guided tours so you can meet them in person!

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