The Blue Heart Sanctuary... Pigs & Chicks
Undoubteldy, we receive more calls about pigs in need of rescue than any other animal. Pigs are highly intelligent and they each have unique, social personalities that are reminiscent of dogs. Unfortunately, many people get them as pets when they are babies; not realizing that "pot-bellied" or "mini" pigs are often crossed with other breeds and can top the scales at 300 lbs! One of our goals in the coming year is to expand our existing pig areas.
The chickens at our Sanctuary live a life that is few and far between for the majority of their kind. Our hens are happy, healthy and truly live free range. They have been spared from the torturous life that is experienced by most factory farm chickens.
Chased and tormented by her former owner, Popcorn has never gotten over the abuse she suffered. She is a kind and gentle girl that in spite of all the love we have given her, remains scared of people. She's had a wonderful life with us at the Sanctuary and we're glad to provide her with the peaceful life she deserves.
His mother, Penni was rescued and brought to the Sanctuary already pregnant. Peanut was the runt of a litter; born with e.coli. Unable to nurse and extremely ill, we weren't sure if this little guy was going to make it. Round the clock feedings and meds were instrumental in Peanut pulling through. Thankfully, we were able to find adoptive homes for all his brothers and sisters and have kept Peanut at the Sanctuary as a care for life resident due to his special needs.
Brought to the Sanctuary by the Manatee Sheriff after being called a nuisance for getting into the garbage at a construction site (only after being fed by the workers.) Scooby is Mr. Personality! He comes to his name, follows us around and adores having his belly rubbed. He will immediately flop over on his side anytime, anywhere for the chance of a good rub.
One of the more recent arrivals to the Sanctuary, Rooty was a pig in our neighborhood that continued to wander off, frightening other nearby livestock. When we heard she was endangering herself and the other animals, we agreed to bring her to the safety of the Sanctuary.
Your donation of $55.00 provides for the care of one pig for one month.
Taken from her mother at far too early of an age, her owners quickly realized they were in over their heads and called us to help. MooMoo is a real sweetheart and also a big fan of getting her belly rubbed!
Just a few of the beautiful chickens living a splendid life at the Blue Heart Sanctuary...
The newest to our flock were de-beaked before we rescued them from a horrendous situation. It is pitiful to watch them attempt to eat. We are working on their rehabilitation and will post new pictures soon.