Donation to Isabella the Pig

Meet Isabella! Lorelei Pulliam of Gallastar in Ottoway, Virginia has rescued Isabella from a hoarding case. She has issues with her back legs and needs to go to the University of Tennessee for a spay and X-rays. We’ve donated $50 towards Isabella’s care. You can learn more about Lorelei’s work on her Facebook page.

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue Donation

Meet Squirt from Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. While scrolling through Instagram, I came across this post and knew he had to be our next pug donation:

“This little guy is Squirt and he came to us as an owner surrender with severe muscle loss in his back end and luxating patella of both back knees. He has been undergoing hydrotherapy, laser treatments, and acupuncture to regain some of his muscle and prepare him for upcoming knee surgery. Squirt has now started using the deck steps at his foster home, although he prefers to be carried and will usually sit at the bottom and whine until someone feels sorry for him! Squirt is the epitome of a little old man. He gets along with everyone, young and old. He also gets along with all the dogs in his foster home, both large and small. Squirt is a couch potato and loves to cuddle with his foster family. He enjoys quiet naps, snacks, and more naps. Squirt is crate trained but would much rather be lounging on the sofa or in the people bed. He is housebroken aside from the occasional accident. Squirt is currently on medical hold awaiting knee surgery and will be undergoing more therapy to regain his strength and mobility once he recovers from surgery. We will continue to update with his progress. In the meantime, Squirt would be truly grateful for some donations to help cover some of his hefty medical bills.”

You can learn more about Squirt and other available pugs in the mid-atlantic region here. We’re rooting for you Squirt!

 

Yoga + the Animals Event on June 9

Join Kimberly Wilson of Pigs & Pugs Project for an afternoon with rescued farm friends at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary in Ellicott City, Maryland (a short one-hour drive from DC).

The day’s adventure begins at 10am with tea and treats followed by a private tour of the sanctuary. Around noon we’ll roll out our yoga mats on the grass to enjoy in an all-level yoga class. To round out the experience, savor a tasty homemade vegan brunch with dessert from Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats.

Grab your tickets here:
$75 in-person donation
$25 in-spirit donation

All proceeds benefit Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Pigs & Pugs Project. May all beings everywhere be happy and free!

Wear layered comfy clothes for yoga plus closed-toe shoes for farm time. Bring your yoga mat and any preferred props, a water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, a sun hat, sunglasses, a camera, and a playful spirit. Transportation is on your own. Hope to see you there!

The Last Pig Film Screening on March 1

We’re over the moon to announce that tickets are now available for our screening of The Last Pig on National Pig Day, March 1. Learn more here and please share the Facebook event with friends, family, and fans.

You’re invited to join Pigs & Pugs Project for the screening of the award-winning film, The Last Pig—the cinematic story of a pig farmer who grapples with death, searches for compassion, and finally finds the courage to change.

This event includes special guests Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur and Charlotte of Life With Pigs: Pumpkin, Charlotte and Millie. A Q & A with Gene and Pigs & Pugs Project’s Kimberly Wilson will follow the screening.

General Admission Tickets: $20, includes 7:00pm film screening, plus Q & A.

VIP Tickets: $40, includes a private 6:00pm meet and greet with Gene Baur and selfie opportunities with Charlotte the pig over a glass of wine and vegan hors d’oeuvres, a reusable Pigs & Pugs Project tote, 7:00pm film screening in premium seating section, and Q & A.

There In Spirit Tickets: $20, if unable to join and want to support our work, please consider a There In Spirit ticket.

To hear from the farmer, Bob Comis, tune into this podcast interview: http://www.kimberlywilson.com/podcasts/tranquility-du-jour-350-the-last-pig-part-2/

To hear from the filmmaker, Allison Argo, tune into this podcast interview: http://www.kimberlywilson.com/podcasts/tranquility-du-jour-349-the-last-pig-part-1/

All proceeds will benefit Pigs & Pugs Project, Farm Sanctuary, and The Last Pig.

Farm Sanctuary Donation

From Farm Sanctuary:

Last week, Farm Sanctuary’s rescue team rushed to seize 24 pigs from a grotesque property in Cattaraugus County, NY, where animals were confined to tiny pens and never allowed out. They were sick, starving, and living knee-deep in their own filth.

Pigs are among the most expensive farm animals to rescue, and given the extreme starvation and health issues resulting from the abuse, we estimate that this rescue could cost more than $100,000. And, this case is just one of many horrendous cases of farm animal neglect across the nation. That is why Farm Sanctuary needs your support to be ready to rescue, provide lifelong care, and seek adoptive homes for these deserving animals.

The man who was starving and neglecting these pigs has abused animals before. When he was convicted of animal cruelty previously, he was barred from owning animals for three years. Obviously, three years was not enough.

If it brings you any comfort, this man has already been arrested in this case, taken to jail, and multiple criminal charges have been filed against him. These charges will never bring back Arlo, or relieve the suffering of the other pigs who are still fighting for their lives, but if tried and convicted, this man could be banned from ever owning animals again.

It’s been one week since this rescue, and Farm Sanctuary is still in the very early stages of this effort. If we are able to save all of these pigs — and I hope with every fiber of my being that we are — they will need continued care, shelter, and for some, transportation to adoptive homes. All the while, we need to continue providing for the more than 1,000 farm animals already in our care and remain a vigilant advocate for farm animals everywhere.

Pigs & Pugs Project donated $100 to support this rescue. Learn more and contribute here.