Frankie Jr and his best friend Colin arrived at Big Ears in October 2015. They both had originally lived with a person who had adopted them from another sanctuary and one from the RSPCA. Unfortunately this person was no longer able to care for them and they came to Big Ears to live out the remainder of their days. Frankie Jr is quite the character and has become a bit of a boss to his friends.
Sponsorship of Frankie Jr is $100.00 total for 12 months and will go towards his vet health check and parasite control. All our pigs live together as friends, they have shelter and they eat fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
Introducing and welcoming Prudence the pig to Big Ears. Prudence sailed in on the 25th August 2015 on the ferry from Flinders Island. She has previously been a breeding sow with all of her children taken away to market. Her owner grew attached to Prudence and with her humans failing health, she tried locally to find her a new home but was unsuccessful.
The owner contacted Big Ears almost 8 months ago. As we had to rely on the tides as to when the ferry could come in, and Prudence’s willingness (or lack of) to hop in her float, it has taken a few goes to get Prudence here.
So here she is, she has moved in with Fonzy, Cinny and Piglet and so far they are still sorting things out.
Miss Claudine’s Class – expires 26/08/2017
Princess and Queenie (RIP)
Princess and Queenie (RIP)
In 2008 we received two large old sows from the RSPCA. Their owner had died and the family didn’t want them. We named them Princess and Queenie and they enjoyed nothing more than to lie in the sun until feed time. Both Queenie and Princess passed away in 2009.
Tibby, arrived at the Sanctuary 2009. Passed away 19/2/12.
Applesauce is one of 2 pigs that were rescued from a hoarder situation. They were both very thin and fearful when they first arrived. Now 4 years on they have both blossomed into beautiful girls, who love their food and their piggy friends. They are a bit reluctant with humans but once you start to rub their tummies they drop to the ground and can’t help but enjoy the human contact.
Rhubarb the gorgeous smiley pig is available for sponsorship. Rhubarb didn’t have the best start to life after it was nearly ended by a man who had been keeping Rhubarb and his siblings for butchering. When butcher day came , the man’s sister, who had a soft spot for Rhubarb because he was the ‘runt’ of the litter intervened. She made a few calls and Rhubarb ended up coming out to Big Ears to live. That was 9 years ago and Rhubarb calls Big Ears his forever home. He lives with 6 other friends.
The sponsorship will go towards a vet health check (coming up soon) as well as his health treatments and a few treats, Rhubarb loves apples.