Such an awesome sanctuary! Rescued pigs of many sizes and colors live happily together here on several acres . They have little houses and various comfy places to snooze and relax, The premises is clean, well fenced and safe. Founder Susan is a great lady who clearly knows and loves pigs, and she knows by heart the name and the story of every one of her rescues. If I had a million bucks the first thing Id do would be to share it with Susan... but donations in any amount are appreciated- please give if you can.
Sue Parkinson, the founder and director of Lil" Orphan Hammies has proved in her actions alone and her commit of words that Sue is a Pig Angel and Pig Herd Mom all combined advocating for the well being of all pigs no matter their size, age, sex or color. She strives
with every breath to rescue, care for and love the most miss understood animal on our planet... PIGS. Her 5 acre sanctuary is dedicated to the housing, sectioned feeding, medical treatments and free explorer for all pigs lucky enough to find their hooves landing in Sue and her volunteers care. Over the past decade I have been fortunate to be involved in many rescues of pigs in need with Sue. She shares her knowledge freely and is always willing to lend a hand to any pig people in need. Her plus 25 years of experience has given her insight towards the proper care, socializing skills, dietary needs and proper health concern of hundreds of pigs passing through her sanctuary over the years. The work of educating the world about pigs has been Sue's life's work and one she takes pride in with anyone and everyone she meets each day. I am extremely proud of the work Sue has done for an animal that has very few people advocates to kindly help them on their journeys through life.
Sue and Lil Orphan Hammies is a rescue pig's dream home. Sue and her wonderful volunteer friends tirelessly tends to the individual needs of each of her rescues. The pigs have individual areas and Sue ensure they all get along and get fed. She is an angel!
Lil' Orphan Hammies does what few rescue organizations do...take care of abandoned and neglected pot bellied pigs. Too often these piglets are sold to unsuspecting buyers who believe the pigs will always remain small. When they grow to over 200 lbs they are often neglected or abandoned. Lil' Orphan Hammies gives these pigs a chance at a life they wouldn't otherwise have. I'm happy to support Lil' Orphan Hammies and the terrific work they do.
I cannot get enough of Lil Orphan Hammies! Each pig is so unique and Sue knows each one's name just by a glance. From "little" Bentley to massive Valentine it is such a joy to spend time with these wonderful animals. Sue has shared so much knowledge with her visitors and the surrounding community. Her love and devotion for pigs is obvious from the first moment you meet Sue and you can't help but grow in love for them with each visit.
In my many years of rescuing potbellied pigs I am proud to have worked directly and indirectly with Sue, the Joan of Arc who owns and operates Lil'OrphanHammies. She has saved countless pigs over the years from cruelty, starvation and abuse. She has provided shelter, food, vet support and most important loving care for one of the most misunderstood creatures on our planet. Her tireless efforts have saved many pigs lives and she has provided a forever home for hundreds of pigs to just be pigs. Through her educational promoting and numerous spearheaded events she helps to inform and enlighten the world about the wonderful friends pigs can be as the fifth most intelligent animal in the world. ZPH
Sue took care of my pig when I couldn't. He was there for many years and Sue treated him like her own as she did all the others. I never worried knowing he was there. Even when he got sick she gave him medication, hand fed him and helped him any way she could. I could not have asked for a better situation for him. It's been 7 years since he died and Sue and I are still friends and I still go visit the sanctuary once or twice a year. She really gives her everything for those pigs.
Sue of Lil Orphan Hammies gives her blood, sweat and tears for pigs. She has so much patience and love for these wonderful creatures and gives so much of her time trying to educate the public. She takes in the elderly and sickly that would not otherwise have a chance at knowing love and kindness.
Her years of experience have given her the knowledge necessary to give these "unwanted" pigs a safe, nurturing environment to flourish in. She is always willing to answer any questions and help us newbies in loving our pigs. Her dedication to the cause is inspirational!
When I got my piglet in 1998 I found Lil Orphan Hammies on a yahoogroups list and we got to know Suey and what she does for pigs. She has saved countless lives of pigs. She also educates the public about the care and welfare of pigs. Suey is my hero for what she does. She has devoted her life to supporting and caring for her rescue pigs. She keeps them clean, fed and loved. They have a great habitat at Lil Orphan Hammies. I hope she gets the credit she deserves. I treasure her.