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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Vegaspigpets is a 501(c)3 federal non-profit organization with volunteers supporting the health and welfare of all pigpets, large and small. To provide education as to the specialized needs of potbelly pigs and provide support to all current and prospective pig owners to assure the best quality of life for our pigpets! We also rescue and place unwanted, abandoned & abused pigpets in need of a new, permanent, loving homes.

Results: We have been successful in raising a portion of the funds for the storage unit that houses all the blankets and crates we need to help our pigs. And have been able to build the new pens at the new property so we can help more pigs in need in the future!

Programs: Pet-a-Palooza, St. Rose's annual Pet Blessing, Kiss-a-Pig events, NVBigGive

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

VegasPigPets has been instrumental in saving many pigs through education, donating funds, rescuing from shelters and homes and other means. They are available night and day with any issues that arise helping pig owners to take the best care of their pets. As a fellow sanctuary, I am outraged that a breeder can come in and cause so much discord for people who are working to make the lives of pigs better at their own expense. Breeders are in it for the money not the welfare of the animals. And this particular breeder is even more dishonest because she claims to be a non profit and takes much needed funds from true rescue non profits.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Crystal provides an invaluable service to the rescue community and has for a long time. Many of us have dealt with her on a personal as well as professional level for years and can vouch for her credibility, love for pigs, kindness and generosity. She goes well beyond the norm when it comes to assisting others and educating and most of us would love to have her energy! One lone detractor in Florida and her misled minions are trying to undo the good that VPP has spent years doing. It is apparent from some of the reviews (see Roseecakes..."clothes" surely means close??) that this detractor is asking either children to write reviews or semi-literate adults who have no knowledge of the pig rescue/sanctuary community. This detractor was invited to join a pig rescue list after posing as a rescuer. Advice was offered BEFORE her pigs became pregnant as to ways to separate the males and females to avoid pregnancies. MONEY was given to her and accepted by her for the purpose of neutering her males, which she never did and had no intention of doing. Separate from the rescue list she joined, she bragged on FB about breeding. She can do that but why did she lie about her plans to the rescue community? From her first posts on the list, it was apparent she was looking for a fight and has very real emotional issues. She has repeatedly lied about HER non-profit status and being registered as a LLC. People should give no credibility to her negative reviews about VPP as she is a lone detractor with an ax to grind. Crystal called her out on her lies and she became angry and is now bent on destroying the wonderful organization Crystal has worked hard to establish. This woman claims to be a Christian but I know many non-Christians who behave in a more Christian-like manner. It is truly bad KARMA to engage in the activities she has and it is hoped that well educated and well intentioned people will look beyond the negative reviews that have been posted and continue to help Crystal and VPP do the wonderful work they do for many more years. We in the rescue/sanctuary community support Crystal and her efforts!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Vegas Pet Pigs is an excellent informational organization for all prospects of the Potbelly Pig. It is also one of the few Tea Cup Information that has 100% correct information on it. I would recommend this site to anyone who is considering purchasing or RESCUING A MUCH LOVED POTBELLY PIG.

Crystal has spent Thousands of Dollars on getting ordinances passed in Las Vegas so that the potbelly pigs there can remain with families, plus Dollar after Dollar of other peoples Potbelly Pigs for spay and neuter and most of all Health Issues.

8 potbellyacres

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved in rescue for 16 years and run my own private sanctuary. I have found this organization to be an invaluable source of support both financially and educationally. VPP has helped with much needed funds for spays and most recently with a pig attacked by a dog. They are both professional and responsive to the needs of rescued pigs. VPP is passionate about pigs and educating the public about these special animals. I can direct people to their website about teacup pigs and know their questions will be answered. Unfortunately, at times, when VPP exposes breeders who are posing as non profits, they come under attack but the truth is VPP is all about what is best for pigs and the truth will prevail. In this particular incident, I also attempted to discuss proper pig care with this breeder and she became very abusive to me and then dishonest. It's too bad the pigs are suffering because of her own agenda. I am still trying to find her non profit as she claims it to be and I can't.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Vegas Pig pets is a well established organization and greatly respected by legitimate pig rescues/sanctuaries nationwide. Combined, there are well over 150 years of rescue experience in these sanctuaries and they absolutely know a good, HONEST organization when they see one. A newcomer to the pig world, not a rescue, but a breeder, is trying to destroy the reputation of VPP and its supporters. Educated people will see the lies for what they are and should not be influenced by one troubled person and her followers, who presumably know little or nothing about rescue/sanctuary work. Instead, they should look closely at the breeder and determine for themselves if she is honest about HER non-profit status. Research has shown that, despite her claims, she is NOT a registered Non-profit nor a legitimate LLC and is decieving contributors on FB. VPP is an excellent organization and has earned the respect of sanctuaries across the country due to honesty and integrity, hard work and respect for those of us "in the trenches"

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thoughtful information and charming photos. Group helps a large number of animals.