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Review for Rooterville a Sanctuary Inc, Melrose, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In February of 2007 I lost my sister to cancer and because of that I took ownership of all her animals one of which was a potbellied pig, and mean as they come. After a period of a few months which the pig needed to acclimate himself to his new home he became a beloved pet of mine. Unfortunately he died a few years later at a ripe old age. I came upon Dale and Elaine West owners of Rooterville in search of another pig that needed a home and what I came to see was both beautiful and pathetic at the same time. The farm was corner to corner pigs and dogs and chickens and it was like they all had died and gone to heaven and probably for most of them that is exactly what happened! Every animal I saw was happy and healthy and living the dream....and the ones that made it possible were two people that had given their all to make it possible. Thing is that for the majority of the mostly pigs there it was their last chance and Dale and Elaine could not deny them the life they deserved. Now however they are in dire straits and the last option for all these animals is now in jeopardy! THey both have given every bit of energy and money they have and it is a sacrifice that few of us would be willing to make. Please, whomever reads this story,do what you can to help this organization to get back on its feet so they can continue to care for these animals that others chose to ignore. For the hundred or so pot bellied pigs as well as countless other thrown away animals they are there last resort!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Dale and Elaine WEst not only campaigned for the funds to help care for these animals but they also organized public meetings to introduce a healthy meatless lifestyle. These were free to the public and were very informative!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I was proud of my fellow friends in Rooterville to see how selfless these people could be. No agenda or prize at the end of the day ..just there simply to provide love and attention to somethings less fortunate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Young and old,rich and poor and all there for a common support the Wests and their aspirations to never let these animals know the cruelty or starvation or abandonment in their lives again.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could forever give these needy animals the love and care that all animals should be treated with and it would give Dale and Elaine the peace of mind that they have earned a million times over.

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Role:  Volunteer & Helped at a fundraiser and other projects.