Help start a pig sanctuary!

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Raised by 68 people in 39 months
Hi! My name is Carey Webb and I'm a pig mom. I live in Maryville, TN with my husband and 2 boys.My goal is to start a pig sanctuary and rescue pigs in bad situations. We live in a subdivision with a very small yard. This is preventing us from being able to save these wonderful animals and give them a loving home. It all started with Kookie, my 300 pound "minipig". When we went to pick her up she was only about 1 pound and could hardly drink milk yet. Today she is not so "mini". Since having her I have been able to experience what intelligent and loving creatures pigs are. All pigs deserve to live happy healthy lives and be loved. No pig deserves to be caged meat. Size doesn't matter. Market pig or minipig. So many people hear the term "minipig" and go out and buy one thinking it's going to stay small. Then they get big and are cast out like trash. Currently we have 3 pigs and are on our way to rescue a 4th tomorrow. We were browsing craigslist one night and ran across an ad for "meat pig". I couldn't stand the thought of this baby getting caged up and treated like nothing more than a slab of meat and one day being hauled off to a slaughter house. I would love to be able to save so many more pigs from their terrible lives but I simply do not have the space. There are so many pigs in our area that need help and I would love to be their savior and rescue than and treat them all How they deserve to be treated. I would appreciate any help anyone can give to help me achieve this dream. Thank you and God Bless! You can see my family of pigs on Instagram @kookieandkipper_minipigs
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We have a quick update for everyone, but first we wanted to give a sincere thank you to everyone who has donated and joined our cause. we have made the first steps towards purchasing a plot of land with a barn and 4 acres!! We are extremely excited about what this new land might bring. We will finally be able to really begin what we set out to do after getting our first "minipig" Kookie. we will be sure to post updates as the process moves forward and have lots of pictures for everyone to see the piggies in their new homes!! once again thank you to everyone who has joined this campaign and if anyone would like to reach us directly by email, our email address is "kookiepig@yahoo.com" feel free to email us anytime with any questions or suggestions you may have. we will respond as quickly as possible. Til next time...
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Yesterday we went to pick up a new family member. He's a little dirty in the picture but he'll clean up nice and be ready to mingle with the other pigs in no time. Within an hour of him being home he was already using a litter box and hangin with our kids in the house. We will post updates of this little guys progress soon. Thank you to all who have contributed so far! Hopefully we will be able to rescue more soon.
The new family addition!
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Aralyn Hughes
38 months ago
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I have an idea for you to get this funding. I am a pig lover and had my sweetheart pot belly for 16 years. I supported the Serenity Sanctuary and went there for a week over xmess to help one year. Give me an email or place I can write a longer email

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Barbara Kingsbury
36 months ago

I admire your big heart and love for these wonderful animals! They must be very expensive to feed and take care of and I hope this all works out for you! I read about many rescue groups that fall upon hard times and end up not being able to adequately feed or provide veterinary care for them. I am truly hopeful you'll be able to sustain this project as you acquire more pigs and that you don't grow too much too fast. All the best to you!

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DL Chipman
29 months ago

How will 15k help you start a sanctuary, it seems way too cheap for buying property? Thanks

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Josie AndMark Ingram
30 months ago

There is a program called workaday. Basically you provide food and lodging for international travelers Who then work for you on your projects. A little more detailed than that as you write up a proposal and you choose who comes based on their experience but it would a great way to have help in your area for a predetermined set a time that you choose. So excited what you're doing and I wish you all the luck❤

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Mary Willard Carr
31 months ago

It's so wonderful that you are doing this!! We did research before we bought our "mini-pig", and he now weighs at least 150 lbs. probably more. We had to put the poor little guy outside. He does have a house with a heated bed and a pen with lots of hay but I'm afraid he might be lonely. We can't be outside with him all the time. We love our "fat boy" and we'll keep him as long as is humanly possible to do so!!!! I'll contribute as soon as I can!

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Trude Bouton
38 months ago

Wonderful work you,don,t ever give up,God bless

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Jungmin Hong
38 months ago

Hello! I`m working as a content editor. I would like to introduce your contents to Korean netizens. I would like to introduce your project. Is it okay for you? I would.like to use your images from your contents because I`m satisfied with your content. I think that it would be a good advertise about your page so I would like to get a permission I would like to appreciate you if you permit. I would include the source definitely.

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Shawn O'Connor
27 months ago

I was so happy to see your husband's update on Opal and to see how I could help you! I had a pet pig when it wasn't popular and I loved him so much! People need to be educated and thank god for people like you who are doing it! My sweet boy only made it to age 5 due to a vet trimming his hoove too short which caused an infection. We had to put him to sleep and everyone in our house (including our 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 horses) miss that sweet, stubborn boy more than words can say! God bless you all and PLEASE continue with your love and care...I will continue to donate! ❤️

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Deborah Brown
28 months ago

For Mizz Opal!!!

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28 months ago
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28 months ago
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30 months ago
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31 months ago
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Dana Greenspan
32 months ago

Blessings

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35 months ago
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35 months ago
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Marisa Lidecis
36 months ago
Aralyn Hughes
38 months ago
1
1

I have an idea for you to get this funding. I am a pig lover and had my sweetheart pot belly for 16 years. I supported the Serenity Sanctuary and went there for a week over xmess to help one year. Give me an email or place I can write a longer email

+ Read More
Barbara Kingsbury
36 months ago

I admire your big heart and love for these wonderful animals! They must be very expensive to feed and take care of and I hope this all works out for you! I read about many rescue groups that fall upon hard times and end up not being able to adequately feed or provide veterinary care for them. I am truly hopeful you'll be able to sustain this project as you acquire more pigs and that you don't grow too much too fast. All the best to you!

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DL Chipman
29 months ago

How will 15k help you start a sanctuary, it seems way too cheap for buying property? Thanks

+ Read More
Josie AndMark Ingram
30 months ago

There is a program called workaday. Basically you provide food and lodging for international travelers Who then work for you on your projects. A little more detailed than that as you write up a proposal and you choose who comes based on their experience but it would a great way to have help in your area for a predetermined set a time that you choose. So excited what you're doing and I wish you all the luck❤

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Mary Willard Carr
31 months ago

It's so wonderful that you are doing this!! We did research before we bought our "mini-pig", and he now weighs at least 150 lbs. probably more. We had to put the poor little guy outside. He does have a house with a heated bed and a pen with lots of hay but I'm afraid he might be lonely. We can't be outside with him all the time. We love our "fat boy" and we'll keep him as long as is humanly possible to do so!!!! I'll contribute as soon as I can!

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Trude Bouton
38 months ago

Wonderful work you,don,t ever give up,God bless

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Jungmin Hong
38 months ago

Hello! I`m working as a content editor. I would like to introduce your contents to Korean netizens. I would like to introduce your project. Is it okay for you? I would.like to use your images from your contents because I`m satisfied with your content. I think that it would be a good advertise about your page so I would like to get a permission I would like to appreciate you if you permit. I would include the source definitely.

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