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NORTH AMERICAN PET PIG ASSOCIATION

Formal Statement from NAPPA Regarding Ending Pet Pig Homelessness
Issued on : 2/18/2019

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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.

 
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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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Pet pigs are wonderful animals and can make great pets if you are prepared for their size and special needs. You should not assume that any pig you adopt will stay mini.

However, if you understand that they will grow into a large animal that can easily weigh over 100 pounds, adopting a pig in need of a home from a rescue may be right for you.

If you're thinking you can adopt a tiny pig that will be content to live in your apartment like a cat or small dog, a pig is definitely not the right pet for you.
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Be sure to see your Veterinarian at least once a year for your pet pig's physical examination. ...

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Veterinary care for your pet pig is one of the most important things you can do for your pig. Just as you seek out professional care for yourself and your kids. This choice should be made in advance of any medical emergency that might arise. ...

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Your pet pig is susceptible to internal parasites because your pig roots and grazes and also ingests soil that can contain eggs of various parasites. The primary external parasite to be concerned about is Sarcoptic Mange. Your pig's symptoms can be continual scratching, dry skin and even lesions on the skin.
Your best source of information about the necessary vaccinations, worming, and all of your pig's other medical needs is from your local, experienced Veterinarian.
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Arthritis is one of the most common ailments in potbellied pigs. In pigs, arthritis can be caused by past and present weight issues and lack of exercise, but it can also be the result of age or previous diet. To ease arthritis, keeping your pig healthy and active is essential, as it is consulting with your Veterinarian about possible treatment. ...

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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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