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.

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Co-Owner/Founder/Director of Animal Actionist Ltd & Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. It's all for the animals.

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