Although our emphasis is on providing a permanent haven for animals who have often only experienced unimaginable trauma, some of the animals who come to the Sanctuary are available for adoption, especially those born to mothers who arrive here pregnant, and others who could be happy in a loving home.
All animals available for adoption are sterilised. Only older sows and ewes are not sterilised because of the inherent risks to their health. These animals will stay at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives so we can ensure they are not used for breeding.
Before rehoming any animal we must be certain that they are going to equally good conditions, where they will be loved and cared for, with their every need met for the rest of their natural lives.
Home checks are conducted to assess the suitability of the potential home and applicant adopters are required to complete a questionnaire to confirm their knowledge of the species of animal they wish to adopt.
If the adoption application is successful, an Adoption Contract is drawn up that commits the adopter to a high standard of care for the animal. The contract also allows the Sanctuary to continue to check up on the animal and, in the rare event of the adopted animal failing to thrive, gives us authority to bring the animal back to the Sanctuary.
We believe in a collaborative and supportive approach and suitable Adopters are guaranteed assistance and advice from the Sanctuary for the duration of the animal’s life. In the event that the Adopter’s circumstances change, we are always available to help and the animal may also return to the Sanctuary, even years after adoption. This is particularly crucial for pigs who, although highly rewarding pets, are also demanding and sometimes very difficult – even the most dedicated and loving piggy parent can become overwhelmed.
Although the majority of the animals who come to us find their final home here at the Sanctuary, every rehomed animal creates space for a new arrival, allowing us to continue to offer refuge to those in desperate need of our specialised care.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Adoption Programme, or would like to find out more about the animals available for adoption, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Nicky on 082 558 7752.