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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: At Lil' Orphan Hammies, our primary mission is to provide rescue, a safe environment, enrichment, and excellent care for pot-bellied pigs that are homeless, abandoned, neglected, or abused. This includes ensuring appropriate medical care, encouraging socialization, and careful rehabilitation of pigs with behavioral problems. We adhere to a strict "No-Kill" policy; never euthanizing an animal unless it is suffering from a mortal wound or terminal illness. OTHER ASPECTS OF OUR ONGOING MISSION:

Results: 2014 marks our 22nd anniversary. During the last 20 years, Lil' Orphan Hammies has rescued more than 1000 miniature pigs. Eligible pigs are adopted to qualified new forever homes. Elderly, infirm, and unadopted pigs find permanent respite in our sanctuary.

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.

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