UPDATE – Turks found a wonderful home in the Perth Eastern Hills – thank you so much Lauren and Anthony for taking him in!
As at 7th July, Vinnie has been taken in by a truly lovely couple and joins a menagerie of sheep, pigs and dogs. He is on trial for 1 month (standard procedure) and if all goes well, this will be his forever home. Well done Vinnie – your future looks golden.
We have wonderful news! Eddy has found the most magical home at a horse sanctuary down South. We honestly couldn’t think of a nicer place for this big guy to end up and sincerely thank Alan from Calan Horse Sanctuary for taking him in. Congratulations Eddy… the future looks very bright for you big fella.
We are delighted to announce that Shaun and Aries are finally on their way to their forever home. We needed to wait for a vaccination to work its magic before sending them to the vet to finally have their “boy bits” removed. This was done so they could begin their new life as calmer, tempered wethers. They are heading for a beautiful and loving home and we wish them all the best.
Prince has found a wonderful home and has started his trial with them. We hope all will go smoothly and Prince has found his forever family. Will post again once trial period is over and we know for sure. Thank you to Fran and Ian for giving Prince a go and for opening your hearts and home to him. We wish you all the very best!
This call for help comes from a lady who very sadly needs to re-home her precious pig friend, Prince. This is what she has to say about him:
“Prince is a beautiful red and white mini pig. He is 7 months old and the size of a pug. He has beautiful long soft hair which compliments his soft nature. Prince loves being held and having cuddles under the blanket on the sofa. He loves being outside in the garden or going for walks to the park and beach. He has been around dogs cats chickens and children, and nothing phases him. Most dogs are curious as to what he is and always sniff him, but prince is fine with it. He is extremely social and laid back, so if you already have pets it won’t be a problem. In fact I think a play mate would be perfect for him. During the day he stays outside, and at night he comes in the house. He loves to be warm at night, so if you are going to keep him outside please make sure he has a blanket and shelter as he loves to bury himself in it when he sleeps. He eats anything… And I mean anything. I feed him weetbix for breakfast and dinner, and he loves his veggie scraps. Banana and mango are his favourite so please treat him occasionally to something sweet. This pig has brought nothing but joy and love to me since I brought him home in January and it’s not by choice that I find myself re homing him. It’s so important to me that he goes to a family who is willing to give him the love and attention he is used to and deserves. Prince will bring happy memories to any family.”
Prince’s new home will need to be in a Shire that allows the keeping of pigs and should have a Property Identification Code (PIC) registered with the Dept of Agriculture. He would best suit a property with at least a few acres to be able to accommodate his growing size – pigs grow for three years so we estimate that he may end up being as big as around 80kgs; so a large paddock/yard, a cool wallow and shade for summer, and secure sheltered pen for winter are a must. Pigs love to dig and Prince is no exception to this rule… his new family would need to be understanding of this and be able to allow him to enjoy this fun and stimulating activity. It would be ideal if his new home can continue to allow him to come inside at night as he is very fond of being a house companion to his favourite humans.
Adoption fee: $100 (Prince is vaccinated, castrated & will be wormed before placement at new home).
We hope you can help us to help this lovely pig… please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.
A huge THANK YOU to Jo from Shutterpaws for some of the beautiful photos featured below!
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All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.
It is with a happy heart we announce that Noodle has found a fantastic home at a little sanctuary in the Perth Hills. He will live his days in the company of rescued poultry just like him, and a menagerie of other critters to sing CockadoodleHI to. We are so very pleased with this outcome. Well done little man.
PEPPA HAS NOW FOUND A SAFE FOREVER HOME. HOORAY!!!
This call for help comes from a kind-hearted lady who has found herself and her sweet pig in a bind. Peppa’s owner has been ordered to get her off the property, either by re-homing her or euthanasia, whichever is the quickest! We really would like to try and find her a safe home rather than the unfair second choice. Here’s the story;
Peppa is approx 2 years old, desexed “mini” pig who was purchased off gumtree so she could become a friend to a rescued goat named Poppit and to help graze away long grass surrounding a shearing shed at the rental property she was soon to live at. Because Peppa already had a nose ring in place, it was believed that she would do not harm to the pasture and so Peppa headed to her new home with much hope of a harmonious life. All was well for a while .. Peppa did indeed become great friends with Poppit, and she dutifully ate all the long grass and weeds surrounding the shearing shed, just as was expected of her. She made friends with the chickens too and enjoyed spending time with her new human companion who was kind and caring towards her.
Then one day, Peppa’s nose ring fell out! This was a wonderful thing for Peppa as she was finally free to do what all pigs LOVE to do… DIG DIG DIG! She did just that with much enthusiasm, and continues to do so every day – which is why she has been given her marching orders from the landlady.
“Since losing her nose ring Peppa has transformed the entire ground in all the pens and adjoining paddock from lush(winter) flat fertile clay soil to unsightly, debris ridden (Peppa has dislodged large chunks of concrete & rocks) pot holed unsafe to walk on mess. Due to persistent health problems I was unable to fix the damage so it wouldn’t look so shocking. My landlady is quite adamant. Peppa has to be rehomed or euthanized. Naturally, this is very sad for Peppa, myself & Poppit.”
Peppa’s owner tells us that she is a very friendly pig with other animals and most humans, she loves physical contact and yearns to be by your side. However she does have some behavioural issues that will need to be handled with calm, confident, compassionate care as she does at times act out in a way that seems threatening, but is really just lots of loud noise and posturing born out of fear. This is because her owner has not been very well, so she has not been able to give Peppa all the attention she needed to help her develop good manners, a sense of security, and to stay calm.
Peppa’s owner was also misinformed about the proper diet for a pig, resulting in frustrated outbursts from Peppa as she tried to tell her carer she was needing something more. Peppa’s diet has been improved since then with the introduction of essential proteins, however she has now become overweight which needs to be corrected for her long term health. Due to all these factors, Peppa is a little “sensitive” and can sometimes be a bit naughty, so it is essential that she go to a home that can gently handle her moments of anxiety and grumpiness in a caring way, to help her heal emotionally and find contentment and happiness.
“A diet consisting of only fruits & vegetables affected Peppa’s mood & so put a strain on our relationship. Poor Peppa was trying to tell me she was not getting the right nutrition to function properly, even though she was consuming copious amounts of fruit & veg every day, I didn’t understand she was craving protein etc. and didn’t know why she was bad tempered & moody.”
Peppa is best suited to a pig experienced home with plenty of room to move, a big paddock to roam, some other large animals to call friends, a wallow to cool in, a big area that’s ok to dig, and a cozy sty to sleep in. She is good with humans and older children but due to her size and her current habit of getting overexcited (this should lessen once she is no longer pining for company), supervision and calm handling is a must. She is a very sweet and lovely girl who has had a bit of a confusing and rough start in life, despite the best efforts of her most recent owner… Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see her reach her full potential – to become happy, reassured and safe again?
“Peppa is a good girl and has a lot to give. I am more than willing to assist anyone considering adopting Peppa in any way I can to help Peppa. I can help erect shelters or fencing , mud-hole etc. I hope I have not painted Peppa in a negative light. To portray her as a perfect pet would be a disservice to Peppa & be unfair to any one considering adopting her & Peppa would only suffer in the end. She is very bright, quick to learn, funny, loving, obedient and a joy to watch. But she has been let down in her short life has adapted the only way she could. She is very sensitive and needs love to feel secure & happy. She suffers greatly from boredom & needs stimulation & company. She is a very special soul & a blessing, but is intelligent & emotional & for this reason can at times be hard work so may not be suitable for everyone. We love her & she will be sadly missed.”
We hope you can help us to help this lovely pig .. please fill in the Expression of Interest form at the bottom of this page if you would like to know more.
A BIG thank you to 100 Loyal Faces for some of the stunning photos featured below!
Please fill in our EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form if you would like to know more, or wish to register your interest in adopting Peppa.
* All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore written adoption agreements may apply seeking assurance that the animal will never be used for production or for meat. Adoption fees may apply, these will be discussed at application stage, on a case by case basis.
* All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.
These three boys became my foster fail. They moved to our sanctuary to be held until we could rehome them but they have managed to melt our hearts with their beautiful natures, and handsome plumage. Their antics of running around scratching for worms or showing me their latest tid-bit are a delight to behold. They now call “Kookaburra” their home, and we’re very happy to have them here with us. Well done boys. xx
I have just been notified that Ursulo has found a new home via SAFE Perth – Saving Perth Animals from Euthanasia – fantastic, thank you SAFE!! Here is what Ursulo’s human had to say when asked where he will be going:
“Gorgeous Noelene from Swan Valley is taking him to his forever home – alongside lots of happy lady chooks, in amongst vineyards and lots of love and care. He was on his best behaviour today and didn’t even go for any toes! Happily meeting her and parading around the dining room. He will be so missed but we are all happy that he is going to such a lovely home – hope to have photos soon – and will definitely take a drive over to see him soon.”
Such a great outcome!
On 15th January, this lucky little fella found a wonderful new home. 😀