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Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Inc

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Causes: Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Rooterville's mission is to encourage compassion for ALL animals. Factory farming is the greatest source of the most egregious animal cruelty on the planet, killing over 10 billion animals every year just in the USA. The best thing we can do to help animals, our own health and the environment is to adopt a plant-based diet!

Results: Rooterville has had two great events which each hosted approx. 250 people, we have hundreds of visitors and volunteers every year and we have passed out over 300,000 flyers and expect to hand out thousands more to people at pet expos and students at the Univ. of FL and Santa Fe college campus' encouraging them to adopt a compassionate, plant-based diet. We are excited that our new billboards will be going up soon on I-75 and I-95 with cute pictures of baby farm animals and puppies and kittens, asking viewers the question: "Why love one but eat the other?" We rescue dozens of animals every year who have no other hope and many who have endured terrible abuse and suffering. Visit our website to see some of the stories of these "lucky" ones who serve as ambassadors for all animals being raised for food, eggs and dairy products. Every year we show the film: "Farm to Fridge" to hundreds of people and the documentary in which Rooterville was featured, "Eating Mercifully" has been shown to millions!

Geographic areas served: North Florida and the world!

Programs: The sanctuary is home to over 100 rescued farm animals and we have at least two events every year: Boo at the Roo and Hoggy Holidays. We are open Sat & Sun from 10AM til 2PM weather permitting. Tours are at 11 and 1. Suggested donation is $15 pp. Private tours and visits are welcome by appointment. You can stay overnight with us in our new covered wagons! They are luxurious and include private bath. We have many volunteer opportunities. Meeting the animals is a fun, educational and, we hope, life-changing experience for thousands of people every year. Our goal is to reduce animal suffering by promoting a healthful whole-food, plant-based diet. By sharing our animal ambassadors with visitors and information about industrial agriculture, we hope people leave and make kinder choices in their daily lives.

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71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A beyond amazing place. Heaven on earth, not only for the rescued piggies, moos, chickens, goats and turkeys, but for all who enter the gates. Spending time with these beautiful animals is truly a special gift. Elaine is one of the kindest souls I've ever met in my entire life, and I aspire to one day be even half the woman that she is.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing place for all of these lovely animals to call home!

1 Pin P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our family enjoy coming to Rooterville and visiting all the animals. Very nice place.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

We have visited Rooterville and enjoyed interacting with the animals. All are well cared for and happy. We donated comforters that are needed when northeasterly winds blow cold during winter months as well as Fig Newtons which are the pigs favorite (and hide their medications nicely). All the workers are dedicated and compassionate. They are very thankful for any help you can give them.

1 Kirsty M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rooterville is an amazing place, truly life changing

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A beautiful place ran by amazing individuals and home to some of the sweetest creatures. If you can visit you absolutely have to!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Rooterville the last few months and absolutely love and look forward to each visit. This sanctuary is like a well oiled machine. Everything is very organized and the animals receive excellent care. Elaine West is wonderful and never seems to run out of energy caring for all the animals. All the employees are great and very helpful if you have questions. I’ve always loved pigs,

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The kindergarten classes at St. Patrick school have had an amazing opportunity to learn about the concepts of an animal sanctuary and reinforce respecting life in all its myriad forms. As the children tour this amazing facility they see the clean and spacious environment, the well fed and happy animals and the care, attention and dignity that is afforded to every animal. There is no fighting for food or attention. Their needs are met. I have never seen such contented animals.

Donor

Rating: 5

Going to Rooterville Animal Sanctuary was a dream come true. No kidding! I had it on my vision board

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ultimately, a have to visit place in Florida. Inspires me to want to own a farm one day. Will defiantly meet your expectation, at any age.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rooterville is a true sanctuary with beautiful gardens, tons of shade trees, and lots of happy animals. The staff has always been very helpful, kind, and considerate. They genuinely care about their animals, their visitors, and the mission of Rooterville. It is such a peaceful, serene place to spend time and learn. Not only is it is my favorite place to visit and volunteer, it is also a privilege to do so.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is by far the BEST farm animal sanctuary I have ever been to - we are able to interact with the animals on a more intimate level than if they were behind cages. I get in lots of piggy belly rubs and pass out treats to all of the resident critters, which makes them uber happy. We even joined as members and give a monthly donation we were so impressed with Rooterville and the care they provide. If I could give more stars, I would.

1 Dawn R.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where to begin... Rooterville not only rescues and rehabilitates a variety of animals, the fabulous owners teach both children and adults about compassionate living and eating (free of cost) at the farm. I have volunteered at the farm a few times, and look forward to taking my daughter there when she is old enough to be of service to the amazing and unforgettable animals who call Rooterville HOME.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to Rooterville for the first time for their July Jamboree. Everyone was very nice and all of the animals were very well cared for. The animals were very friendly and there was very minimal smell. It was an incredible experience and I would highly recommend to anyone!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last November (2017), I was interning with Vegan Outreach and we were traveling throughout the state of Florida going to various college campuses. One weekend we decided to take a break and visit Rooterville! It was my first time visiting this particular sanctuary and WOW was it amazing!!! To this day, it is still my favorite sanctuary that I've visited

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rooterville is one of the best sanctuaries, hands down. They provide their animals with the utmost TLC!! They “back up” their animal advocacy via continued public education/promotion of a vegan lifestyle.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited Rooterville multiple times for tours, yoga, and to drop off pumpkins after Halloween for the pigs to enjoy. Each time, I am impressed with the amount of care the animals receive and the dedication of the staff and volunteers. The pigs and other animals are treated so well, and I am happy to be a monthly donor and to spend as much time as possible with the animals at the sanctuary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have loved pigs from the time I was a little girl. This place it's heaven to me. The pigs and all the animals are are so loved there. The grounds are also beautiful and a pleasure to walk around. The people are so dedicated to the animals.
I have volunteered once at a fund raiser and walked the grounds with fruits and veggies and gave out to the piggies and chickens.
I'm so thankful to be able to go to a place and be surrounded by pigs!!!
Thank you Rooterville.
Peggy

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Absolutely love following Rooterville online! Thank you for helping animals and sharing your story as well as your knowledge.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We went for a visit two months ago, and what a fantastic experience! We were accompanied by one of the volunteers there. Not only did he introduce to us all the animals, but also shared with us the stories behind Rooterville. We were able to get belly-rub all the piggies and fed the giant Tinsel. We really appreciate the idea of letting the piggies go free in the sanctuary, as that should, in our opinion, be the natural way for any animals' lives. Of course, for giants like Tinsel, boundaries are needed, yet sanctuaries should make it as comfortable as possible for these unfortunate but beautiful souls, brought to this sorry world by human's unchecked gluttony. For that, we feel that Rooterville is one of the best sanctuaries we have ever known.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Five stars of course! My family and I visited last year about this time and it's a valuable memory to me. I signed up as a donor through my employer (Travelers matches donations). Rooterville gives dignity to those animals on the property. Love this place.

Pictures of our girls are right here ❤

2 Lori Brannon H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Probably one of the more impressive sanctuaries available! This is not an anonymous throw-away for misfits, every pig here is loved and known by name. Super clean and well run, the only place I'd ever want my guys to go if something awful happened to me!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am So Greatful for Rooterville. I was so afraid for the future of our 2 rather Large farm pigs. We took them in to save them from becoming BBQ,, but when our house burned down & my husband died,, i found myself having to rehome them. Plenty of people were willing to take them, but only for food. Having already lost so much,, i couldn't bare to face what was going to happen to the girls. Rooterville came to the rescue giving Ruby & Ballerina a forever SAFE home. THANKYOU ROOTERVILLE ♥

2 Kimberly S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I were thoroughly impressed with Rooterville! Our tour guide was super sweet and clearly loved each and every creature living there. She knew all of their names and they clearly loved her back, laying down for a belly rub as soon as she came near! We were especially impressed at how well run and well kept everything was, this sanctuary is over 30 acres big and they have 300+ pigs plus goats, cows, ducks, chickens, dogs, everything! They are a very organized organization too and everyone that works there loves what they do. What a wonderful experience, we will be back again!

2 Kelly M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to Rooterville for the first time for their July Jamboree. It was an incredible experience. The animals are so well cared for and the staff/volunteers are so friendly and helpful. We got to give pigs belly rubs and feed them snacks. It was an unforgettable experience

1 Liz H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love Rooterville! It is a great animal sanctuary. Animals are well taken care of and it is so great to visit!! Elaine West is a great host.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Educational, family-friendly, and community-minded- we love rooterville !

1 Antdrew N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If there is a heaven, it'd be at Rooterville. That's because animals are friends, not food! The pigs roam free and are so happy! They particularly like belly rubs and make little cute grunts when you pet them. Please consider becoming a member and/or donating or volunteering your time. We love this place!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Where do I begin? My visit to Rooterville was an absolutely wonderful and memorable experience. My mom and I were greeted by a kind young man who gave us a great tour of this beautiful sanctuary. It was a privilege to meet these darling pigs and other animals up close and to hear about their stories. The animals at Rooterville are very well taken care of!!! We really enjoyed giving belly rubs to the pigs and sharing fruit snacks with them. I highly recommend a visit to Rooterville!!

1 Laura321

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rooterville is a well taken care of sanctuary where the animals receive the care they need. Elaine West shows her face as the face of Rooterville but without Doni, the sanctuary manager nothing would be possible. Doni is an amazing woman that always stays when everyone else quits because of the toxic work environment founder Elaine West exudes. If there is anyone out there that would like to take Elaine's position, that would be amazing, and welcomed!!!!!

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piggyparade 10/06/2016

Laura is a disgruntled former employee who could not fulfill the duties of the position she was hired for and she is a very toxic and hateful person. That is why she is no longer part of a successful team.

2 Keith64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited Rooterville a few weeks ago. Rooterville is a Disney World of rescue for pigs. Elaine has a huge heart for the pigs and other animals. The whole place is very well maintained and as I noticed very soon, all of the pigs were healthy and happy.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We visited there with our children and our friend's family. The kids loved getting to pet and feed the pigs and explore the sanctuary. The volunteer hosting us was very friendly and knowledgeable. The playset and shaded area was great and we loved seeing all the well taken care of animals there. Pretty butterfly garden too!

2 Mark218

Donor

Rating: 5

I made my first visit to Rooterville in May and the event really changed my life. Seeing the animals up close, making contact with them, and hearing their stories really brought home to me the reality that they are the same as we humans -- in every way that matters. They have families, interests, and desires, and want to enjoy a life free from pain and want, just like we do. Elaine, Doni, Lynn, Dane, and all the staff and volunteers were friendly, informative and inviting. My friends and I slept in the "barn" enclosure and it was magical to wake up to the sounds of happy animals every morning. I highly recommend this sanctuary to anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty and contentment of farm animals living freely to express themselves -- the way it should be. Thanks for all you do, Rooterville! ♥

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We try to support several animal rescue organizations and do our best to see that the money is well managed and that the animals are really the priority. Love us some Rooterville!!

2 Mickie A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered and visited! This is a great, wonderful and compassionate place to connect with farm animals. A very well taken care of Sanctuary with happy farm animals, rescued from cruelty or abandonment.
I will return and continue to bring friends to educate and volunteer. Thank you Rooterville A Sanctuary for saving the vulnerable and being a voice for the voiceless!

2 Marinemom0813

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most amazing place for animals! Most amazing people that care for animals and humans a like.... They transform lives!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Rooterville is the epitome of what you expect and love about a life saving and life changing sanctuary for animals to be!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE! They take amazing care of their animals. I have done tours and volunteered here, i cant wait to come back! I am so thankful there are people and places like this to help the helpless!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm so grateful a place like Rooterville exists! This isn't a petting zoo, it is a sanctuary where animals go to live naturally. Animals that may have been abused and neglected and may have died if not for Rooterville. Rooterville rocks! Check out one of their volunteer days :-)

2 Jasmine20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited the farm on one of their volunteer days and was thoroughly impressed. I was surrounded by hardworking, dedicated people who love helping animals. The animals themselves were so happy and carefree in their environment. I would recommend visiting the farm to everyone because it is a wonderful place to visit.

2 Chris220

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife & I spent 2 days & 1 night at Rooterville. The sanctuary was awesome! The animals really are spoiled, and we loved that we could interact with them. We fed them, & learned that cows like bananas :) .. We hope everyone has a chance to visit and see firsthand how cool & friendly these animals really are. Chris & Betty Foster

4 Kelly172

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We finally got around to visiting Rooterville, and we are so glad we did! The love for the residents is evident in all the hard work that goes on there. People who have complained about it being dirty obviously don't go outside very much, let alone to see how animals live outdoors.( by the way, this is NOT a petting zoo!) We found it to be clean and peaceful. We plan on visiting and volunteering regularly.

Client Served

Rating: 1

After looking at the other reviews, I thought Rooterville would be a kind of fantastic petting zoo, but it wasn’t like that at all. We were very surprised. I never write negative reviews, but I think this may be a public service. My family and I love going to animal sanctuaries and zoos, and this is the worst one we’ve ever been to.

It was honestly filthy, gross, and it’s full of pigs swimming around in a big mud puddle. Some of the pigs are pushy and scared our youngest. They only have two ponies, and one of them is too scared to get near you. Plus they don’t tell you they’re Christian and vegan, but those are the focuses of their educational outreach. They spent a lot of time trying to preach to us about being a good Christian by never eating meat again. If you want to get preached to at a dirty, stinky place where you ruin your shoes and get pig snot on your clothes, then perhaps a trip to Rooterville is fine. Otherwise, go to that impressive wild animal sanctuary outside Miami. That was incredible. Or just go to any of the other sanctuaries.

Client Served

Rating: 1

To dirty. Like 300 pigs. Barely anything else. Total waste of our day. Don't understand why their are all these happy reviews?

1 Tammy112

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rooterville is heaven on earth for sweet animals that would have otherwise had a horrible life!!! Everyone that works there really cares about the animals and welcomes all visitors! What a wonderful place!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been to Rooterville several times! It is clean and awesome place! The owner and staff are very welcoming! There is a lot of valuable information about animals on the property. Most of all it is a place where animals are loved ! I have volunteered there and loved the experience! It is indeed a sanctuary for all! I can't wait to go back !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary opened my eyes to how animals should be treated. I have since changed my diet and lifestyle and have never felt better. I owe a lot to Rooterville! It is truly an amazing place for animals as well as people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A literal piggie paradise on earth.....beautiful grounds /large property set up for every pig need and care there could possibly be.....full of piggie wading pools and shelters and pavillions and piggie toys and Great Pyreness loving guardian doggies and many piggies to socialize and for them to make best friends with each other......24/7 expert staff and an experienced pig Veterinarian always within reach......Simply the best :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Compassionate and most helpful to piggies in need. Feel secure in knowing none of their rescue animals will ever end up on a plate or abused!

3 Kim_119

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Rooterville is indeed, a sanctuary....not only for the many piggies (and cows, chickens, turkeys, goats, ponies, cats and dogs) who live there but for anyone who cares about animals and wants to experience all their amazing personalities in a pristine environment!
Dale & Elaine West are incredible guardians of this peaceful place and give their whole heart and soul (and some blood, sweat and tears) to the cause 24/7. These animals have been rescued from hell and are now enjoying the lives that our Creator always intended them to have, thanks to the Wests.
Do yourself the greatest favor and go visit Rooterville and perhaps donate some of your time and money to support this piggy paradise. It's far better than any therapy one can imagine...and THE place to give away many piggy belly-rubs!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently visited Rooterville for the first time and was so blown away by all the good that Elaine, Dale and all the volunteers there are doing. It is an amazing place and everyone is truly dedicated to the well being of so many incredible animals! If more people were educated on the abuse and torture that farm animals suffer, more of us would stand up for humane treatment and compassion. Rooterville epitomizes that compassion - putting others before oneself for a greater calling. My hats off to you all !!!

3 Cody Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rooterville is an amazing place for the rescued animals to live and be safe! It's like Disney World for pigs :)

4 Donna180

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Rooterville for about a year... They are Amazing Huge Hearted people, who are very Passionate about their Love for animals. Just for example their recent rescue, Precious "Lucy" the Sweet little piggy with pox. Amazing treatment and recovery. I have a situation where I have recently injured my back and through treatment have learned that I also have Degenerative Disc Disease. I contacted Rooterville and explained my situation and the fact that I have several pets that myself and my family own and care for, two of which are female potbelly pigs. Without a hesitation I was told to bring them to their rescue. I will be bringing them as soon as I can provide safe transport. These 2 piggies are part of our family and I am heartbroken that I have to do this, however I have a 10 year old and several other animals and my husband works out of state as well as our families are all in New England. So not having help right now has become extremely difficult on me. I am very comfortable with my decision to place my Beloved Piggies in the care of Rooterville and will plan to Donate as well as visit/volunteer when I can. Again Rooterville is Amazing xoxo

3 Michelle262

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place serves a giant need in our area, being rural and a university town ther are many pigs that end up needing homes. College kids go out and purchase "tea cup" pigs only to find out they are normal pigs and then drop them off here or at
the shelter and not just one but lots! The couple who run Rooterville live their beliefs as not only Christians but as vegans. I have been here personally and am in awe of their tireless work to provide a loving, interesting, stimulating home! These are devoted people

3 Susan336

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are from Citra Florida and web found little Lucy on a blustery day. We saw this little red pigglet running across the yard.And not able to take care of her we started to search for someone to take care of her.Thank goodness for the internet and ROOTERVILLE A Sanctuary INC. Elaine And Dale love and understand Gods creatures

2 Toni27

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rooterville went above and beyond in helping me find a forever home for a rescued little potbelly. I cant thank Elaine and Rooterville enough and am so happy to know that little Charles is safe and loved! The sanctuary is beautiful, clean and safe and all the animals that find their way there look healthy and happy. It really is a wonderful place!!!!

2 Jenna H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The whole crew at Rooterville is just amazing. I don't know what I'd do without them!

2 Crystal7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a pig rescue in Las Vegas and have followed Rooterville for years. They do such wonderful work for the piggies and happily endorse them! Elaine and Dale are angels for the animals!

2 Lisa256

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have donated, volunteered and spent time at Rooterville. The owners, Dale and Elaine West, are superb. The animals are well fed, cared for, socialized and paid attention to. The facilities are always clean and well kept, and my family and I learn something new every time we visit.

We came upon Rooterville by chance. We adopted a baby pot belly pig who we loved and cherished from a farm near our home in Clermont. We named her Penelope. Unfortunately, Penelope wanted to be the queen of our herd and would challenge our daughter. After nearly a year of trying to work it out and get past this challenge, we had very little success. We found ourselves having to make a very tough decision - finding a new home for our little piggy we loved so much. We tried finding a home locally, but after hearing horror stories of pigs being adopted then slaughtered in numerous horrifying ways, decided against it. That's when we found Rooterville. Elaine tried to help us get past the dominance issues we were having with our pig and taught us new methods of trying to tame her. That didn't work. After numerous conversations and lots of unsuccessful added efforts by our family, Elaine agreed to take in Penelope.

Penelope has grown and flourished at Rooterville. She is no longer aggressive towards others and seems to have found her place there. Dale and Elaine continue to take care of the animals and help those in any way they can. They feed their animals fresh foods and make sure they are satisfied nutritionally and mentally. Dale and Elaine are educators and care takers. Rooterville is one of the cleanest facilities I have seen that deals with animals....as I am sure keeping up after animals - whether it be a cat, dog, pig, or any type of animal sanctuary - can be an all day event.

They do it though. The place looks great, there's always something to learn, and most importantly, the animals they take in are cared for, nourished, loved and happy.

Rooterville saved my pig's life....we would have never put her down or given her to someone who we would suspect of doing Penelope harm. But we know Penelope is loved, and safe and in a place where it's much easier for her to just be a pig.

We'll definitely be up again soon.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Roooterville is such a loving environment for the precious pigs and farm animals. They are well cared for and have the perfect place to live out the remainder of their lives. I would certainly recommend a visit. You fall in love with all God's beautiful creatures.

2 Stasia R.

Donor

Rating: 5

I work at a Horse Rescue facility in Florida. We do a good job with horses but our solo pig (rescued from euthanasia by a good hearted animal services employee) was not getting what he needed to live a good life. Francis grew from a baby to maturity VERY FAST and we knew he needed to be in the right place to thrive. No one was willing to take on Francis as a pet locally ( we were very worried about the motives of some people who did make inquiries :( After a thorough search we found ROOTERVILLE and although resources were tight and there are sooo many pigs that need a home: Elaine/Dale agreed to give Francis his forever home. A fellow board member and myself traveled to visit Francis in his new residence. We could not believe the paradise where he now lives. The folks at Rooterville work hard to create and sustain a welcoming facility where the animals COME FIRST. They do an incredible job with education and outreach. I always try to remember them with a check when I can. They really do fabulous work and deserve to be recognized as an extremely well run sanctuary.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I met the folks at Rooterville a couple months ago. I volunteer at a large animal rescue in another part of the state, we needed to find a forever home for Francis (a piglet found by animal services that grew too large for us to care for properly). The folks at Rooterville worked with me to adopt, transport (not so easy) and neuter Francis. I took the 4 hour trip to visit Francis in his new home at Rooterville and I was amazed at what I saw. Elaine and Dale have created a heaven on earth for pigs and a few other large rescued animals. They work extremely hard to make their sanctuary a healthy, safe and beautiful environment for their critters. They are committed to their mission of vegetarian lifestyle and to prevent animal cruelty. They have outstanding educational outreach. These are truly humans acting humanely. We owe them our gratitude and support for how much they contribute. They did not choose an easy life nor an easy mission but I have to say, they do an excellent job day in, day out. I have been there, I know :)

1 Serena A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful and loving environment for creatures in need of a forever home.

1 Sheri I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered at Rooterville for years and the work that they do is special. They have saved hundreds of animals' lives (mostly pigs - pot bellies, farm and even some piney rooters). The Sanctuary also has a couple of cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. The sanctuary is run in a compassionate way and they are always in need of volunteers. It is a beautiful place for the farm animals to live out their lives. I highly recommend Rooterville as a great nonprofit.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a fellow pig rescuer. This is a demanding, unrelenting and sometimes dangerous job. Rooterville takes all aspects of this very seriously, from professionalism to maintaining a high standard of care for all the animals. This organization also places a high priority on education which in turn helps many animals. Please support the great work they do.

1 Kathy110

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The welcoming atmosphere, the thriving animals, and the beautiful barn and property will give anyone a sense of peace. Worth any effort to visit and learn from Dale and Elaine.

1 Sharon72

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After my daughter got a pig for a pet there was little information on the internet that could be trusted as true since the pig she got was misrepresented as being, at the most, 20 pounds at full growth. I'm guessing at about 175 pounds past that 20 pounds we became suspicious of any information we found on the internet. Rooterville was one of the FB pages we came across that gave sound and great advise on what we needed to know from feeding piggy, her name is Emily, to why she does what she does. The one thing I learned is Emily goes to bed at dusk and doesn't get up until dawn. Really helped knowing that she really wasn't sick. I look forward to the post this page puts out because I learn a lot from them. I would like to see them win this award as they are very valuable to my daughter and myself. Thanks Rooterville, you've made owning this piggy fun and a learning experience. she's been a blast to have around.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not only a wonderful sanctuary, Rooterville also provides important education for children and the public at large.