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***WE DID IT!***
Many thanks to each of you who donated to NAPPA’s matching fund effort to help Houston Mini Pig Rescue & Network. We just received a contribution of $20, making our total received $1500. Doubled that will give HMPRN $3,000 to use for food or other needs as they work to recover. We wish to extend special thanks to Joyce Aleckna of Happy Hill Farm and Animal Refuge for sending $700. We are equally grateful to Sharyn Meryl (Sammy the Hammy’s mom) for raising $600 from her raffle. Last ,but not least, we very much appreciate those smaller donors who made up the remainder, giving us a total of $3,000 to send to Texas!

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Joyce Murdoch Aleckna Thank you for making the match so the money will make a difference for Houston

Patty Hunter Amazing! You all are such a blessing to us down here in Houston! ❤

Thank you all!

The North American Pet Pig Association, Inc. founded in 1989, is dedicated to providing education to enable pet pigs to have the highest quality of life possible. This mission aligns with the mission of Forgotten Angels Rescue & Education Center, Inc., recently closed due to the retirement of its president, Lana Hollenbeck.

FAREC and NAPPA have formed a partnership, whereby volumes of valuable material on the FAREC website will be carefully incorporated into the North American Pet Pig Association (http://www.petpigs.com) website.

The NAPPA board thanks Lana for many years of service and guidance to the pig community. Lana has spearheaded conferences, coordinated rescues of large numbers of pigs, worked with new sanctuaries, helped advance pig medicine, and more.

We also welcome FAREC supporters. We hope you will continue to receive the same high level of support from NAPPA.

North American Pet Pig Association Board of Directors


Preserving and protecting pet pigs since 1989, NAPPA has a love for all pigs, both big and small! We are completely run by volunteers, and have always been a non profit organization. All funds we raise go into helping pigs by providing emergency medical assistance for injured or sick pigs, spay and neuter funds, sanctuary grants to pay for straw, feed, and other supplies, sponsoring the Swine Medical Database, and so much more. We work hard to educate, whether it be pig parents or the general public who have misconceptions about pigs. Its our goal to enact changes in legislation to change pet pigs from livestock to companion animals, giving them the same rights and protections that dogs and cats are allowed. We advocate for adoption or rescue when you’re thinking of adding a pig to your family, and are here to provide a network of support with your new friend!

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Since 1989, the North American Pet Pig Association has been unequivocally committed to helping improve the quality of life of pet pigs through education and grant support to the general public, pig guardians, and sanctuaries.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 6:28am
Autumn begins in 5 days!

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North American Pet Pig AssociationSaturday, September 15th, 2018 at 5:13am
Is your pet pig safe during extreme weather?

Hurricanes are scary and very destructive. While you may have a plan for you and your family, do you have one for your pigs? Whether the disaster is natural - hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire, blizzard, earthquake or mudslide or man made- house fire, hazardous material spill or gas leak, if the situation becomes life-threatening, you and your pets may need to leave home. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018
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North American Pet Pig Association shared Southern New York Pig Rescue's post.Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 10:34am
PSA: Those in the path of Hurricane Florence. We have room available to board pigs/horses/small animals. We will not charge for anyone needing assistance under evacuation. We also have a teepee tent that can sleep 6-7 comfortably that is vacant. We have plenty of room for parking a livestock trailer if necessary. We are located in Hornell NY just north of the PA border. Please Share!
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North American Pet Pig AssociationMonday, September 10th, 2018 at 11:05am
Indoor or outdoor, clear. fresh, water should be provided for your pig. Some pig guardians purchase a small kid's wading pool for this purchase. If you buy one of these pools it is wise to make a wooden ramp or brick steps into and out of the pool. The pool should never be so full of water that your pig can drown. This water should be changed often, since pigs tend to urinate and sometimes defecate in the water. On hot, sunny days water can develop blue-green algae that may be toxic to your pig when consumed. Another issue to remember is that anything on your pig's skin (lotion, oils, etc.) will come off in the water and may prove dangerous if your pig drinks the water. Learn more at petpigs.com Material is copyrighted NAPPA 1989- 2018 Photo is from Pinterest
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North American Pet Pig AssociationSunday, September 9th, 2018 at 5:04am
Many Thanks.......
This week two of NAPPA's directors had the honor of meeting with Mike Bober, a subject matter expert in the animal rights community. NAPPA seeks to partner with professionals such as Mike to further our mission of fostering change for pet pigs on many levels. Pet pigs are currently classified as livestock in most areas, which subjects them to many restrictions. With fellow associates like Mike we will be able to convey the fact that pigs truly are pets and should be treated as such by governing bodies. Mike truly embraced the knowledge we were able to share with him and we are thrilled as more and more professionals and pet owners join forces with NAPPA to raise the status of the pet pig, a beloved companion animal. Huge thanks to Mike for a wonderful meeting!
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North American Pet Pig AssociationWednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 5:04am
Positive Reinforcement
A pig can, because they think they can. There is only one effective method to train your pig. That is by positive reinforcement. When your pig does something you want them to do, you reward them by giving them something they want that they like. With a pig, positive reinforcement usually means food. Your pig will do more for a small treat than saying "thank you". It is not necessary to give your pig a large treat every time you need to reinforce a behavior. They will work just as well for a raisin as they will for half an apple. Keep the number of treats moderate. It is almost impossible to train a pig by force. You will notice that even the most gentle pig will resist being forced. Learn more at petpigs.com Copyright NAPPA 1989- 2018 Photo is from Pinterest

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About us:
With the input, help, and encouragement of people from all walks of life, and from all over the United States and Canada, the North American Pet Pig Association (NAPPA) was organized in 1989, making it the oldest potbellied pig service organization in the United States. NAPPA is a non profit organization and holds a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. NAPPA was organized specifically to preserve and protect the potbellied pig breed, with an emphasis on education. The activities of NAPPA are guided by the input, contributions, and energy of its members and directors. Membership in NAPPA is open to anyone interested in potbellied pigs, whether pet owners, potential pet owners, rescue/sanctuary, veterinarians, or just friends.

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