A bit over a yr in the past, 550 pigs have been rescued from a hoarding state of affairs in Kentucky and relocated to the Cotton Department Farm Sanctuary in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina. Solely about 150 rescue pigs are nonetheless ready to seek out their eternally houses, however first they’re going to want loads of cuddles and cookies.
Delish reports the sanctuary is on the lookout for “piggy cuddlers” to assist socialize the pigs and put together them for adoption. In line with a Fb post, this entails scratching the pigs’ bellies, feeding them cookies, and even simply speaking to them.
“We have now folks come out and spend about an hour at a time with them, 3 times per week,” sanctuary president Josh Carpenter-Costner told WLTX. “Inside a month they’re usually completely able to be adopted.”
If you happen to’re new to the notion of proudly owning a pet pig, there are some things it is best to know. For one, you’ll be able to positively house-train them—much more shortly than you’ll be able to house-train canine, in line with Carpenter-Costner—and meaning they are often indoor pets. Whilst you don’t want a complete farm’s price of house to maintain your pig pleased, it is best to have at the very least one-fourth of an acre of land round which your pig can roam and root at its leisure.
And, if full-time pig parenting isn’t a duty you’re fairly prepared for, spending just a few hours with Cotton Department’s snuggly swine is likely to be the right pleased medium. The farm additionally homes geese, turkeys, and different deserted, aged, or disabled animals, so pig cuddling isn’t the one volunteer exercise you might take part in.
Discover out extra about how one can become involved here.