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Arthurs Acres Animal Sanctuary

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Raised by 215 people in 2 months
I am starting a small pig sanctuary. Wow, there it is...a dream come true. I have been a volunteer, then a full-time caregiver and volunteer coordinator at a farm sanctuary since 2014. In that time I learned what really matters: the animals, their care, and their happiness. I learned to be part of a real team of dedicated individuals working tirelessly for a shared cause. I learned how to work with staff, volunteers, the public, and other sanctuary organizations to do the very best for both the animals in my care and the others out there still in danger. And most importantly, I learned the joy and heartbreak of opening my heart to animals in need, and I found my true passion in life. There are so many animals out there in need, but I will focus on one section of that population: pigs. I feel this is where I can do the most good. My experience with pig rescue, care, and advocacy will give me the confidence to do the best for them. I want to offer rescue support, a forever home for as many pigs as is possible, hospice care, and the opportunity to ease the suffering of others thru advocacy and education.
       When this dream began to take shape, I went to look at a property with a friend. The property had been a small scale ”farm to table” type facility. Pigs, goats and other smaller animals had been raised to go to slaughter at the frighteningly young age that most animals bred for food face. We saw some of the tools of the trade around the barn, and a chill went through me. The agent mentioned that there might be a pig still there; I insisted we find him immediately. That is when I meet Arthur, a beautiful 3 1/2 month old piglet. He came right to me, looking me in the face as if to ask my intentions. I knew it immediately.  “I am not leaving without this pig." The agent was confused, but after realizing I was completely serious, got the owner to agree to let me have him. I am very lucky to have friends who share my passion, so I had support and supplies on the way in minutes. When I called my friend Mike Stura from Skylands Rescue and Sanctuary to ask for a temporary home for Arthur he did not hesitate to say yes. So now Arthur, who was the last pig to be threatened with death at this place, will be the first pig to be offered sanctuary there. The place where Arthur was meant to die young and afraid will be the place where he learns to live, to love, and be loved in return. He will welcome new friends, he will be a teacher, he will get to be an old man, and finally, he will die in his own bed surrounded by people who love him.
      This transformation will take a lot of work. I am up for the challenge, and I am lucky to have the support of experienced friends and connections in the sanctuary community to help me with this enormous task. But I need more. There is a huge amount of work to be done, and we cannot do it with passion alone. So can you help Arthur and me make our dream come true, for us and for all the others out there waiting for help?
   Thank you, and welcome to Arthur’s Acres
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Fay and Vivian not really understanding Arthurs personal space.
We are so happy they are getting along so well.

It amazing to see how the girls are adjusting , especially when just a week ago they new saw the outside. Thank you so much for all your support we could not have saved them without your help.
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Welcome Fay and Vivian , we rescued them from a testing facility where they were being burned for product testing . So amazing to see all their first , first time on grass first time to see the sun and so many beautiful things to come. And it just happens to be world vegan day . Thank you to all our supporters who help make this amazing day happen for these beautiful girls . Your support means the world to these girls and us . Thank you
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We have some exciting new about a very import rescue. Our isolation stall is safe, sound and very warm for our newest residents coming. Every rescue we do is very important but this one is will help change a lot of people views on how some things are done.
Please stay tuned
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Good morning ,
Sorry for the horrific photos, but I just wanted to share with you a rescue we are working on.

On Monday, the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office made a call to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. There were four emaciated pigs living in mud and feces in a small shed on what was otherwise an unused property.

The shelter sprang into action, coordinating a pick-up of the pigs. The animal shelter contacted Amy Marie, owner of the Southern New York Pig Rescue in Hornell, more than three hours away.

By Tuesday, the pigs were examined by a veterinarian and three of the four were in transit to Marie’s home, thanks to a volunteer. The fourth and biggest pig, a male, will be transported separately later in the week, Marie said.

The male pig has a potential adopter who Marie said is very experienced with pigs and able to handle the rehabilitation process.

And the 3 female pigs will be coming to Arthurs acres to live out their natural lives on 77 beautiful acres.

Marie said the vet was “really happy with their progress” and expects them to make a full recovery.

“The largest issue is that they were so malnourished,” Marie said.

No one is sure how long the pigs were left in the shed, but Marie said: “It appears they have never been out of these conditions.”

“This is severe neglect,” she said.

The ages of the pigs will be determined when they are fixed.

We could not have done this with out your support,
Thank you,
Todd
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Raised by 215 people in 2 months
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Pigs Love Farm Sanctuary Corporation
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