alvin and maggie the pig

Welcoming Two New Pigs to Retirement

We have been at full capacity for quite some time at Piggins and Banks (with 62 pigs). Sadly we receive two to three calls per day of people looking to re-home their pigs with us. We simply do not have the space or resources to save them all.

One area that we did have an opening at was our elder pig place, known as Nicky’s Barn. This section of our sanctuary is reserved for older pigs that need extra comfort and care as they enter their twilight years.

Patricia in central Virginia lost her husband last year to COVID and was now being forced to move from her home. She had two pigs, Alvin and Maggie, that she had loved and cared for since they were piglets. Now in their senior years at 12 years old, these pigs needed a new home that they could retire to and live out the rest of their lives. Our Nicky’s Barn spot would be the perfect fit for them!  

Lorelei (Ranger’s Refuge at Gallastar) and Holly (Swine Knot) pose for a photo with Alvin in his new home at Piggins and Banks.

To help with transport, Lorelei with Ranger’s Refuge at Gallastar rescue and Holly with Swine Knot pig boarding, volunteered to bring new pigs Alvin and Maggie to their new home at Piggins and Banks. We are so grateful for their time and efforts in transporting these very sweet pigs.

alvin the pig
Alvin the Pig
Maggie the Pig
Maggie the Pig

Both pigs are settling nicely and have already adjusted to their new routine here. They are also now available as part of our pig sponsorship program, so if interested in providing support for their care, please consider sponsoring either Alvin or Maggie (or both).

Help Support Alvin and Maggie

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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