On Thursday August 4, approximately 135 pigs were seized by the sheriff’s department from a property in Polk county Florida, after an undercover investigation by PETA revealed neglect and suffering of a heartbreaking level. There is a hearing Monday, August 15 to determine the official status of the pigs and begin the process of finding out how many potbellied, farm and feral pigs there are, their ages and immediate needs. The next step is a massive effort to get them networked, vetted, transported, and in foster or adoptive homes as quickly as possible, because they are at a temporary facility. The entire pig community is pulling together to help these pigs, and we want to do all we can to facilitate a happy ending for each and every one of them.
We launched a t-shirt campaign that allows you to show your support for the Polk Pigs, and 100% of the proceeds from these shirts and any donations are going directly to cover their needs. We will update as we know more about what you can do to help!
www.booster.com/polkpigs (T-shirt shown below)
Direct donations via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
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In conjunction with our friends at Mini Pig Info, we have created a shelter guide that can be distributed across the USA and honestly, worldwide. This is a very basic guide to help animal shelter or animal control workers learn more about how to properly care for a pig at their facility. We chose to put more focus on finding an appropriate home rather than long term care at their organization, but nonetheless, the information is accurate and this file is available to be sent via email or printed out and hand delivered to any facility of your choosing. We are available anytime, day or night....we do sleep, so if someone needs us and not getting an immediate response, we will be sure to call them back or return their email as soon as one of us on the team are available. If you have any question, concerns or comments, please feel free to reach out to us and let us know. In the meantime, let's not leave any pig behind.
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