Lil' Orphan Hammies Overview
Target demographics: provide Rescue and a Sanctuary for Miniature and Pot-Bellied Pigs that people no longer want.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 140 pigs
Geographic areas served: Solvang, CA
Programs: Education, networking with animal control and humane societies, transportation of animals needing rescue, a life-long sanctuary, adoption services. 100% of the donations go directly to the pigs. Lil Orphan Hammies has been rescuing pigs since 1992. The founder, Sue Parkinson, works tirelessly and cares passionately for these amazing animals.
OTHER ASPECTS OF OUR ONGOING MISSION:
<3 Alerting the public to issues with unscrupulous breeders, the prevalence of misinformation, zoning ordinances, neglect, and abuse.
<3 Promoting pot-belly adoption or rehoming with well informed owners who have been screened to ensure that they can provide a proper environment and accommodate all of the pig's needs.
<3 Strongly encouraging the spay or neuter of all pet pigs and providing spay and neuter resources to those in need of assistance.
<3 Providing additional educational outreach by participating in local and state events, manning booths and distributing materials, participating in school events, accepting public speaking engagements, and functioning as advocates, ambassadors and educators when media outlets are available.
<3 Aggressively combating unscrupulous breeders by providing accurate, up-to-date information about pig breeds and the care they require; and dispelling some of the prevalent myths that potential pig owners are subjected to.
<3 Actively networking with other rescue resources for purposes of rescue, adoption referral, and the exchange and distribution of information.
<3Providing assistance to shelters and other rescue organizations by sharing our skills, resources, and equipment.