(Photos below of the farm we are buying!)
Our sole mission is to rescue and protect farmed animals, to educate and inspire people to connect with farmed animals to end their exploitation and advocate a compassionate lifestyle.
Sleepy Pig Farm Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
I wanted to share a little bit about us, I feel as though our story is very special, and provides some background about how we got started and where we are today.
My name is Tiffany Paltauf and I am the founder of Sleepy Pig Farm Animal Sanctuary. This all started when I was 18 years old. I had just graduated High School and went to live in Vermont in hopes to become a dairy farmer. I was visiting the local dairy farms to see if I could get a job at one of the farms. When I visited this one farm, I came across a cement pit full of pigs and piglets; many were deceased since they had no access to dry land and were living in their own filth. That's when I knew I had to do something and that this was not right. At 18 years old, I rescued one of the piglets, Maybelle. Maybelle taught me compassion and inspired me to rescue more farmed animals and provide them with a life full of love and respect. I then ended up moving back home to my parents home in Redding, CT and later met my now husband, co-founder of SPFAS, Joe, and together we have rescued dozens of farmed animals from neglect cases over the last 5 1/2 years.
We lived at my parents home for a few years, and later found a log cabin available for rent and we were even allowed to bring our 2 large pigs, 2 goats, 6 ducks and 2 chickens with us( although their was no setup for the animals) - we thought it was crazy that we were allowed to bring our furry/feathered family with us, and we had to move since my parents were selling their home, so we instantly moved to the cabin. We ended up building all structures and fencing ourselves; we found cedar logs in the woods that we used as fencing for the pigs, and threw together some structures using pallets/ supplies that we found for free. After 2 years of roughing it in the cabin (we had no heat supply except for a wood stove and the cabin was not insulated), it was still a safe place for the animals. And the animals have always come first, always.
I worked 4 jobs at once and Joe had a full time job along with a weekend job, therefore we were extremely busy, but did what we had to do to take the absolute best care of the animals. And then, COVID hit. I lost my job as a bartender due to the pandemic, and we started to really panic. That's when I called up my friends down the road, who had just moved to a new horse property. We had plans before COVID, to move to a larger farm, since the setup we had made for the animals at the cabin wasn't practical for them anymore, so we needed something temporary for the animals. I asked our friends if we could move the animals to their farm for a few months and they instantly said yes. I cried for a long time after that. Tears of true happiness, there was hope. Their farm was only a mile or so from the cabin, so we moved all of the animals their and was able to drive a short distance daily to take care of them.
Now, many months later we have found a farm in Granville, NY where all of the animals in our care will live amazing lives, and we will also have the opportunity to rescue and save more lives. The farm is 10 acres of usable land, has a brand new barn and some fencing. We will need to do some barn maintenance ( although it is new, it's not entirely finished- we will need to add water to the barn, insulation, add in stall walls, etc). We will also have to add additional fencing, and repair some more of the outbuildings on the property. Fencing is extremely expensive, we have about 7 acres that needs to be fenced in for the animals which can cost about $15,680 on material alone ( posts, boards, and wire). We know that this is a huge project, but we know with the help of all of you we can do this.
Can you help Sleepy Pig Farm? This is where you can all help tremendously. I know times are tough now, but any amount is greatly appreciated and would help us save more lives at our new location. I have poured my entire heart and soul into Sleepy Pig Farm, and I truly know you all believe in this sanctuary and want to see us grow and expand. If you are able to donate any amount, it would truly make a difference in this huge chapter of Sleepy Pig Farm.
(This will be one of the pastures that when fenced, will be perfect for the animals)
NOTE: ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.