MEET OUR PIGS
Asher came to Outsiders with a group of 88 neglected, starved, and now rescued pigs. Asher was one of the worst. The size of a few week old piglet, Asher was actually 6 months old! Not only was he severely stunted and malnourished, he was also suffering a skin infection. Who would have known the little wrinkly, ill pink piglet would turn into such a gorgeous, black pig! He loves pumpkins, rooting, and playing with his friends.
Two unrelated sisters. Avi needed to be segragated from most pigs as she had severe trauma to her front left leg that left her disabled. Fortunately, we were able to avoid surgery, but Avi was still afraid of most pigs in our special needs herd. We introduced her to and they have been the best of friends ever since. Never far from eachother, Avi is much more outgoing and social than Reyna but they balance perfectly. Avi loves belly rubs and Reyna will do anything for strawberries or mango.
Axel came to the Sanctuary in October 2019 with 13 other piglets. Corrine's mother fell in love with Axel, became his monthly sponsor, and virtually adopted him. She named him after the famous rocker, Axel Rose. She visited him when she came to Georgia and loved him dearly. Michele passed away in July of 2020 and Axel remains at the Sanctuary where he will be loved and cared for for the rest of his life.
Bamalam was surrendered with three other pig family members after they could no longer be contained in their familys backyard. Often their humans were getting phone calls that Bamalam, Whoa, Black Betty, and Biggy were running the streets of the neighborhood. Bamalam is the most social of the little family and enjoys belly rubs after getting to know you.
Beacon spent his first year being a house pet until he was tossed outside in a pen that had to be taken apart just to rescue him. He had grown larger than expected and was hormonal due to not being neutered. Once he was neutered, it was a night and day difference. He is always so eager for belly rubs and scratches. His favorite food is watermelon, but NOTHING beats a good belly rub for him.
Betty came to the Sanctuary after her owners could no longer care for her. She was quickly becoming the center of attention for roaming dogs and has many scars to show it, including the lack of her ears. In addition to being overweight, her hooves were horribly overgrown and skin was flakey. As a senior piggy who is obese, she receives a specialized diet and medical care here that keep her as comfortable and healthy as possible for the rest of her time on Earth.
Owner surrendered, unspayed, and overweight. Early onset arthritis was already beginning to impact her mobility, but we are working hard to get her healthy on the diet program here at Outsiders. A beautiful and shy girl.
Buddha, his mom Reyna, and brother Tater all came to the Sanctuary after Reyna was picked up as a roaming stray. While being held at Animal Control, she gave birth to Buddha and Tater. Buddha is one of the most sweet and loving pigs you could ever meet. He absolutely loves animal crackers and laying in your lap for belly rubs and scratches.
Cash was ownered surrendered to a no-kill shelter after becoming aggressive with his owners who didn't know neutering him would have fixed that problem. Cash spent 521 days at the shelter waiting for his forever home, but so many people were detered due to his size. He favors the original Vietnemese Potbelly Pig and weighs 260 pounds. After 521 days, he finally got his forever home when he was transported here to the Sanctuary.
Charlotte was one of the first pigs to arrive to the Sanctuary. She came in as just a baby herself, but was nursing a large litter of day-old piglets. Once her piglets were weaned, Charlotte was free to be a young pig and play with her babies and friends. She has since been spayed and has enjoyed life at the Sanctuary.
Owner surrendered after owners were being evicted. Choppers was allowed to roam 1 acre of land and eat whatever she wanted. She arrived at the Sanctuary very obese, but has lost 50 pounds and is much happier! She loves hanging out with her best friends Princess and Miss Piggy!
Claude was born here at the Sanctuary. His parents Delilah and Sampson were rescued from living in a pallet chicken coop and being confined there and fed corn amongst their own feces. Claude was born with a litter of 11 other siblings and they enjoy life as a family here at the Sanctuary!
DeeDee came to Outsiders with a group of 88 neglected, starved, and now rescued pigs. DeeDee was so malnourished we did not know if she would survive. She spent her first three weeks here living indoors, being fed tiny meals, and having to stay in a sweater 24/7 to try to help hold her body heat. She is very untrusting of humans, but is slowly coming around. Like so many of her friends, has thrived since arriving.
Delanie and Gabby were born here at the Sanctuary. Their parents, Delilah and Sampson, were rescued from living in a pallet chicken coop while being confined there and fed corn amongst their own feces. They were born with a litter of 10 other siblings and they enjoy life as a family here at the Sanctuary!
Dixie came to Outsiders with a group of 88 neglected, starved, and now rescued pigs. Dixie was starved and was so malnourished we did not know if she would survive. Fortunately, like so many of the other pigs from her case, she is thriving and has gained weight and is a very happy pig now!
Drool was surrendered to the Sanctuary after he grew too big and was not neutered. He was tossed out into the yard, was constantly fighting and being attacked by the family's dogs. He is much happier now that he is at Outsiders.
Duke was owner surrendered with his brother Tucker after their owner had to move out of state to leave a domestic violence situation. Duke is special needs as he was previously bitten by a copperhead snake in his rear right leg and has permanet nerve damage. He is very bonded to his brother Tucker, who is very protective over him. He receives regular pain medication and supplements to help him live as comfortably as possible.
Duncan came with our first group of pigs that we took in. He arrived at just a few days old. He is one of the most inbred pigs here as his parents are brother and sister. Duncan has a slight heart defect, but is strong and has come a long way here at the Sanctuary. He resides in our special needs herd.
Eddie arrived with 7 other pigs from a 15-pig neglect case. Outsiders was able to place all of the males and two females from the group. Eddie resides here with us - his forever home!
Ellie was purchased as a mini pig, got too big, and was given away from the back of a truck at a local Tractor Supply. The owners told a passerby if someone didn't take her soon, they would let her go in the parking lot. The passerby couldn't let this happen, so they took her home and contacted us the next day for placement. Ellie is one of our social, greeter pigs in the main herd. She is so curious and loves to be around any activities going on. She also loves soft peppermints!
Ellie Mae arrived with her family after a small homestead farmer had a change of heart on raising pigs for meat. While most people do not associate potbelly pigs with food production, this farmer was raising potbellies because they were easier for her to slaughter herself. We took in Ellie Mae along with her five siblings and mother.
Elvis was owner surrendered with his big pig sister Booberry. He is a very sweet, happy, fun boy who loves digging HUGE holes with his snout. Ahh, to be a pig!
Fancy came to Outsiders with a group of 88 neglected, starved, and now rescued pigs. Fancy was starved and was so malnourished we did not know if she would survive. Fortunately, like so many of the other pigs from her case, she is thriving and has gained weight and is a very happy pig now!
Frank was owner surrendered with his brother Vinnie after getting too big and their owners not being zoned to have pigs. Both arrived grossly overweight but have lost weight and enjoy life in the big boy herd.
Frankie was seized as part of a hoarding/neglect case and taken in at a local shelter. He was in such horrible shape - hairless, covered in mange, and suffering from a slew of issues. Frankie had to have his penis amputated and have his plumbing rerouted so he could properly eliminate urine. He resides in our special needs herd, is very smart, knows his name, and smiles for treats or when you ask "Frankie, show me your teeth".
Gypsy came with our first group of pigs that we took in. She arrived at just a few days old. She is one of the most inbred pigs here as her parents are brother and sister. She has slightly stunted growth with short legs but is strong and has come a long way here at the Sanctuary.
Hammy showed us how deeply pigs can love, as well as feel emotion. His humans moved to Australia and could not take him along. He was such a happy pig before coming to the sanctuary, but losing his family crushed him. He is very unpredictable and often tries to attack humans. After many consultations, we have been instructed to avoid stressing him with our presence. He is happy amongst the big boy pigs and we love him even if he does not care to bond or interact with us.
Henry came to the sanctuary from an Animal Control facility. He was picked up as a stray but was clearly an abandoned or unwanted pet, as he had a nose ring embedded in his snout to try to keep him from rooting. We had him neutered and had his nose ring removed. He lives happily in our special needs herd as he is not the most confident pig and he enjoys being with the younger/slower pigs; especially his best buddy, Herschel.
Herschel was taken in by a good samaritan after his owners failed to contain him. Being an intact male, he was on a mission to get out and go find love. His owners didn't care and neighbors in the area were threatening to shoot him. The good samaritan took him in, but was not zoned for having him so they surrendered him to the Sanctuary.
Hoggel and Ludo are our biggest boys on the farm weighing over 800 pounds each. If you eat any type of pork product from a grocery store, you are eating someone who looks just like them. Boys like Hoggel and Ludo normally are slaughtered by 6-8 months old. Miraculously, they were seized by animal control from a neglect case and have found their way to our Sanctuary. They are two very lucky boys.