An Amazing Animal Rescue Organization on Oinking Acres Farm

Oinking Acres Farm

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Oinking Acres Farm Rescue and Sanctuary is a wonderful animal rescue organization. They do so much, from rescuing animals to providing sanctuary for those who have been hurt or abandoned by humans. Let’s just look at some of their work and you can see what an amazing job they are doing!

An Amazing Animal Rescue Organization on Oinking Acres Farm

We were treated to an informative tour when we were in East Brownsburg, Indiana for a travel writers’ event and got to meet Olivia of Oinking Acres.

Oinking acres farm rescue & sanctuary

How many nonprofit organizations are started by a 16-year old amazing young lady? That is how this story starts, with Olivia. She fostered and then adopted her first of the potbellied pigs when she was just 14 and had discovered her love of animals. While still in high school, she quickly saw how big the need was for a pig rescue and started Oinking Acres.

With the help of her mom, Adele, she turned her old family farm into a haven for unwanted pigs and other farm animals. Their mission is to Rescue, Educate, and Advocate for these little oinkers.

Rescue

Since 2017 they have successfully rescued over 300 abandoned, neglected, and unwanted pot-bellied pigs. From crack houses to being left on the side of a rural road, the calls come in weekly asking for Olivia to take on more critters.

Those pigs are then brought to Oinking Acres Farm Rescue where they can roam freely in a large oasis of trees, tall grasses, and mud baths as their medical needs are tended to and their diet is improved.

There they run, play, relax, and eventually find their forever new homes with loving adopters!

Who abandons the pigs?
Eye Spy a pig snout – do you?

Who abandons the pigs?

Those that see their teacup pigs growing way past their expectations. They see a larger animal than they had planned for and the expenses of care exceeded the promises of the breeders.

They are the ones who call Oinking Acres for help and if that fails? They tend to abandon them.

Sadly, there are many people who see pigs as disposable. They think they can drop them off at random farms and that the pig will just magically find a new home or live well on its own.

Oinking acres farm rescue & sanctuary is upfront about their rules for adopting one of these little oinkers: you must be able to provide a safe, healthy, and permanent home for the animal. They want to ensure that every pig they rescue gets to live out its life in a loving home.

Sanctuary

In addition to their rescue work, Oinking Acres also provides sanctuary for pigs who can no longer be adopted due to age or health issues.

Who abandons the pigs?
This momma had her litter just a few days after arriving

There is a special area on the farm that is home to these pigs. They are free to roam and have access to all the food and water they need.

Olivia and her mom, Adele, have created a safe place for these animals who would otherwise be euthanized.

They understand that not every pig can be adopted due to age, illness, or injury. They provide a loving home for these oinkers until the day they pass on.

The pigs are lovingly cared for and given all that is needed to live their best life possible.

Educate

Through their work rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding new homes for these animals they teach about animal rights and how we treat pigs as pets versus food.

What many people don’t realize is that there are many things to consider before bringing that fake mini pig home – like how in most areas you must be zoned to have a pet pig…and that pigs need time outdoors to root, dig, and play.

Pigs also need regular vet care, vaccinations, and hoof care – which can be a lot more costly than those breeders let on.

They need to be treated with care and love but they can bring so much joy into your life!

Oinking Acres farm rescue & sanctuary is doing amazing work and needs your support! Please visit their website to learn more about how you can help or donate.

Oinking Acres Farm
I had no idea that pigs liked pumpkins so much!

Advocate

If Olivia could share one thing it is the simple fact that there is no such thing as a teacup pig. It isn’t a breed or mini version of a real-sized animal. Teacup pigs are regular potbellied pigs that are tiny in size due to malnutrition and falsely advertised as miniature.

That “micro” pig that the breeder sells you for anywhere from $750 to $3500 will end up being anywhere from 80 to 200 pounds after you bring it home and give it the food and care that it really needed. Pigs actually keep growing until they are about 5 years old!

They are also very prolific – as they can start to breed as soon as they are at least 3 months old. With an average litter being anywhere from 6-12 piglets, who can start breeding at 3 months of age, a pair of pot-bellied pigs can create a large herd in just a few years if they aren’t fixed. We are talking HUNDREDS of pot belly pigs that can each live up to 20 years.

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With the bunch of lies that most breeders use, the loving homes that these pigs thought they had can end up a nightmare if they don’t get a second chance at a safe haven.

Pigs are awesome

Olivia’s message to people is that pigs are just as amazing, intelligent, and lovable as any other animal. They have their own unique personalities and love cuddles as a dog or cat would.

She wants everyone who reads her story and sees the oinking acres farm rescue & sanctuary website to know how much we need more people like her in the world. We need people who are going to rescue animals, educate others on how wonderful they are, and advocate for them when needed.

other animals are rescued too
These little guys were just about to get a trip to the vet to get fixed!

Other animals are there too

Oinking Acres farm rescue & sanctuary is doing amazing work and needs your support! Please visit their website to learn more about how you can help or donate.

Please visit oinkingacresfarm.org to learn more about this amazing organization and how you can help or donate. You will not regret it!

Oinking Acres can be found at 8420 North County Road 650 East Brownsburg Indiana. They are open for tours by appointment only – at $10 per person (any age). That money goes to help the animals.

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