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    History

    Pigs Inn Heaven Ltd is a sanctuary for unwanted pet pigs and turtles and have been rescuing for 9 years. We give sanctuary to unwanted and abused animals specialising in Pigs and Turtles. Because, unfortunately there is a need for this facility due to the growth in the so, called micro pig trade where there is no such animal. Pigs are victims of mis-selling by unscrupulous breeders with no regard of the welfare needs of these highly intelligent animals.

    Pigs in mud Turtles/terrapins swimming in tank

    Habitat

    A pigs natural habitat is to live outside, dig, forage for food, wallow in mud and have plenty of room to run around, if they do not have this outside and you have them living in your homes that is when Pigs become psychologically damaged and start behaving unnaturally. People should consider and take more care of the welfare needs of these animals before purchasing. Research and check if you have the correct facilities (see our Rehoming page) to house a pet pig and give it a forever home. Pigs can grow between 100kg -340kg and are a lot stronger than a dog.

    Giving up a Pet Pig or Turtle

    We do not take in Pigs or Turtles just because, they have grown too big, destroying your home, you let it live inside your home, destroying your garden (a pig will dig), have got too big for their water tank (turtles), you have decided to move home, you are moving abroad, your children have left home and left the animal with you to look after, you simply just do not want it any more or getting bored with it or you have not got the time to look after the pet Pig or Turtle. People then expect sanctuaries like ours to pick up the pieces and long, term expense and requirements of these animals.

    Pigs become attached to you as their known family and will grieve for you when you are no longer there.

    Research

    PLEASE, PLEASE do your research before another pet pig ends up as another victim in the breeding system. Humans cause the problem in the first place. So stop and think before you buy a pet pig, do not buy one because it looks cute as a piglet, their life span can be up to 15 years which is a very long commitment and when you want to go on holiday you cannot just take a pet pig down to the boarding kennels.

    THINK BEFORE YOU BUY

    Myth of the micro pig

    Why breed a pig as a pet then sell it and tell people it will only grow to the size of a small Labrador but end up growing up to 2 metres in height and weighing a staggering 200 Kilos. Please read more on our Myth of the Micro Pig page.

    Donate

    You can donate to PIG INN HEAVEN via PayPal or choose to Sponsor one of our animals here: