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George Pig R.I.P

On the 11th May 2024, George Pig passed away. George's legs gave way and he collapsed and could not get up. This is one of the health problems with pigs. George came to us 9 years ago at the age of 5 from Prestwich, Manchester. He was quite snappy when he came but soon settled down and made lots of piggy friends. As the years passed he became a big softy and loved his belly rubbed and being tickled behind his ears. He got to the great age of 14. He became a big part of our lives and we will miss him dearly but he will be forever in our hearts. R.I.P Georgous George we will always love you. Thank you for giving us so much pleasure and love. xxxx

Apache & Edna R.I.P

Apache & Edna both passed away last week, both were 11 years old. Apache had Liver failure and Edna had a Cancerous Tumour. It is always heartbreaking when we lose an animal but even more so when you lose 2 at the same time. They are both now over the rainbow bridge with their other piggy friends that have also passed on over the years. Run free little ones on your next journey on lifes path. You will be both greatly missed and always in our hearts. 

Lee & Ben Turtles R.I.P

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Lee and Ben Turtle today. They both had a viral infection which they could not fight against and sadly both passed away in their sleep. A very Sad loss but they had a lovely long life living at the sanctuary along with their other Turtle friends. They will both be missed very much. We will always love you sweet boys. 

Lissey Pig

We had to say goodbye to our dear Lissey pig on 13.10.2023. Lissey had gone off her food and became very lethargic. Lissey was referred to Liverpool, Leahurst Farm Vet University has an emergency. On arrival they did an ultrasound scan which identified a 10kg Uterine Tumour and reactive Endometriosis. It is very hard to say goodbye to any animal especially one of your own rescues. Lissey had been at the sanctuary for 5.5 years she came with her 2 sisters Hope & Gormy from Cambridge. They had been living in a 12ft x12ft pen. Their origional owner spent all her pension rescuing and caring for many different animals and her heart was in the right place but she could not provide everything they needed. All 3 Sisters were very gentle in nature. Lissey will now meet up with her 2 sisters over the rainbow bridge and be free from illness. We will miss her very much as we do all our rescue piggies that have passed on. Lissey will be forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace beautiful girl. xx

Heather Pig Passed On.

It is with great sadness that our beloved Heather Pig passed away on Monday 2nd October 2023. Arthritis got the better of her and her back legs gave way and she could not get back on her trotters. It is always a very sad day when we lose one of our rescue piggies and very upsetting, not just for us but also for their piggie friends as they feel grief as we do. Heather is now over the rainbow bridge running pain free with all her piggie friends who have also passed on. Rest in Peace beautiful girl, you will always be in our hearts. xxx

No More Rescues or Rehomes

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone over the years that we have rescued and been able to rehome many Pigs and Terrapins to and from. We have now made the difficult decision not to take in any more Pigs and Terrappins. The Pigs and Terrapins that are now in our care will live out their lives at Pigs Inn Heaven. It has been very rewarding, interesting, exciting, full of fun, laughter and tears to have been able to take in such intelligent animals that have given us so much love. It has filled our lives with much love and care for these beautiful animals and are so happy we have been able to help so many over the years.

We will still be available to give any advice needed on Pigs or Terrapins from our years of experience.

We will keep you all updated on our remaining animals at the sanctuary through our Pigs in Heaven Facebook page and blog updates. If you can help our remaining animals with their food, bedding and treat costs that would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much for your kindness and support. From all at Pigs Inn Heaven.

Boris & Bud Rest In Peace

Boris our Soft Shell Turtle and Bud a Yellow Slider have now gone over the rainbow bridge to be with the rest of their Terrapin and Piggy Friends and will be very sadly missed. They both were very friendly and characterful. It is always sad when we lose one of our rescue animals, especially when they have given us great joy over the years at the sanctuary. Rest in Peace beautiful boys. You will always have a place in our hearts. xxx

Saube Pig Rest In Peace

Dear All, It is with great sadness that we have had to say goodbye to our beautigul pig Saube. In August 2019 she was diagnosed with A mammary tumour which was malignant and was operated on to remove the tumour. Saube recovered well from the operation but the vet said they could not gaurentee it would not return. 2.5 years later the Cancer had returned. The results from the Post Mortem shown it had spread through her body, Uterus, Liver, Large & Small Intestines and Spine. If it was not for Niall Connolly and his Team at Leahurst Campus, University of Liverpool, Saube would have not had another 2.5 years of life. We thank them dearly for the care and attention they have given her. We will miss her beautiful, friendly nature dearly. Saube has now crossed over the rainbow bridge to be with the rest of her piggy friends on her next journey through lifes path. R.I.P Beautiful girl.

Boris, Housey & George

Over the last 6 months we have lost 3 pigs to ill health, Boris, Housey and George, all 3 pigs suffered with severe arthritis and weakness in their joints which is very common in pigs as they get older. If you look at a pigs legs, they are only short in comparison to their body. the weight of the body over time puts strain on their legs. They will be very much missed and are now with all the other pigs we have rescued who have now gone over the rainbow bridge. R.I.P. We will always love you.

Rehome Stan, Ollie & Kevin

Stan, Ollie and Kevin have found a forever home in the Cotswolds with Tom Raikes and his family and will be moving to their new home on Tuesday 27th January. Stan, Ollie and Kevin have been in our care for 2.5 years and it is wonderful that they now have a new life and adventure ahead of them. We would like to wish them every happiness and a long and healthy life. They will be dearly missed. Another happy ending.