As a baby, William, a male potbelly pig, was found running along the side of a country side road at dusk by a passerby. He lives in the barn, happily willing to use the ducks’ wading pool on a hot day!
Parker is the second male potbelly pig who lives in the barn with turkeys and geese as companions. As a baby, he was left to fend for himself near a busy city intersection where he was found and taken to the Ottawa Humane Society. As a result he seems to have developed a fear of open spaces and refuses to leave the barn. One of our volunteers, Kiera, is working with him to help him overcome his pig-agoraphobia!
Pokey came to us at the same time as his father, Wilbur. Pokey is a neutered male juvenile, who at 800 pounds still has several years to grow. Originally destined to be slaughtered, his previous owner allowed him to come to us instead. He loves to play, as do all pigs, demonstrating his intelligence and love of life to us every day!
Wilbur lives with his son Pokey in their own separate enclosure. Originally used for breeding, Wilbur is still a growing boy who will eventually reach 1000 pound weight. He was surrendered to the Sanctuary by his previous owner who didn’t want to see him be sent to slaughter. He is constantly rearranging the interior of his house and landscaping his grounds! Like all pigs, he is extremely intelligent and quick to demonstrate that!