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Upon the advise of our respective attorneys, the Board of Directors from the Pig Advocates League and from The North American Pet Pig Association have reached a legally signed settlement. All funds have been returned to NAPPA, and PAL has signed the following statement.

To the Pig Community:

Thank you for your continued support and interest in preserving and protecting pet pigs. Over the past several months, you may have become aware of a disagreement that arose regarding the governance of North American Pet Pig Association (NAPPA), which caused some of NAPPA’s directors to separate from NAPPA and form Pig Advocates League (PAL). Regrettably, the disagreement became public and many hurtful and disparaging comments were made regarding NAPPA and its officers and directors. We regret such comments and any harm they caused. While we cannot undo what has been done, we can learn from our mistakes and move forward in a positive and constructive manner.

After much discussion and thoughtful consideration, we have decided to resolve our disagreement and completely part ways with NAPPA. Both NAPPA and PAL will continue their efforts in support of pet pigs. We ask that you respect our decision and continue to support pet pigs and the organizations that support them.


Dianna Ciampaglione
Anna Key
Heather Knox
Brittany Sawyer


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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North American Pet Pig AssociationSunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 5:25am
This is the face of an angel, an angel who caused quite a ruckus in the waiting room at the vet..... Not intentionally, of course..... It starts as soon as we walk in....."is that a pig?" "Yes, she is a pig...." then it is, "Can I pet her?" "Can I take her picture?" "Can my dog meet her?" "Can I take a picture of your pig with my dog?" Some dogs look curiously at her, some bark and bark....Quite the ruckus! So as soon as we get home, it's nap time....I mean causing a ruckus would tire any pig out!
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North American Pet Pig Association shared Mo money for pigs's post.Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 12:24am
Shivers desperately needs everyone's help.
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North American Pet Pig AssociationWednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:15am
Be the advocate Your pet pig needs to live a happy and healthy life.
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North American Pet Pig Association published a note.Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 5:37pm
Amazing Facts about pigs
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North American Pet Pig AssociationMonday, January 16th, 2017 at 5:06pm
NAPPA is starting our pet pig birthday postings on our FB page. If you'd like to post your pigs' photos on our FB page with dates you adopted them. We'd love to see them! On occasions we'll hold contests and have educational info.

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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.

We encourage the use of the information on the website as well as sharing the information and links, but please do not post the information contained within the website without written permission from The North American Pet Pig Association.