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Formal Statement from NAPPA Regarding Ending Pet Pig Homelessness
Issued on : 9/1/2020

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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.

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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Miniature pigs have long lifespans of 12-15 years on average, so the decision to bring one into the home should not be taken lightly. Potential owners must be committed to providing the pig's care for their entire lifespan. Overall, miniature pigs are high-maintenance pets that require specialized knowledge, resources, and lifestyle adjustments. Adopting one is a major long-term commitment. ... See MoreSee Less
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Keeping Miniature Pigs safe on the 4th of JulyThe 4th of July can be stressful and dangerous time for miniature pigs due to the loud noises from fireworks. Here are some tips to help keep your miniature pig safe and calm:Keep your miniature pig indoors during fireworks displays, in a quiet, interior room if possibleProvide a hiding spot or cave-like area where your pig can feel secure, such as a dog crate with a blanket over it, or on their favorite chairTurn on calming background music to help mask the sounds of fireworksNever take your miniature pig to fireworks displays or light fireworks around themMake sure your pig has updated ID and is microchipped in case they do get frightened and escape. With some preparation and lots of patience, you can keep your miniature pig safe and calm during the 4th of July festivities. Their health & wellbeing should be the top priority. ... See MoreSee Less
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Providing ice cubes to help keep miniature pigs hydratedIn addition to ensuring your miniature pigs have constant access to clean, cool water, you can also try offering them ice cubes as a way to help them stay hydrated during hot summer days. Pigs generally enjoy the sensation of chewing on ice, and the cold temperature can be soothing and refreshing for them.When providing ice cubes, start with just a few at a time and watch how your pigs respond. Some may eagerly crunch on the ice, while others may be more cautious at first. You can also try flavoring the ice cubes with unsweetened electrolyte drink to make them even more enticing. Always supervise them when giving this treat. The goal is to provide a fun and hydrating summertime snack that can supplement their regular water intake. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tips for dealing with summer heat:Ensure your pet pig has access to plenty of fresh, cool water at all times. Avoid hosing them down directly, as this can cause shock. Instead, focus on cooling their feet and lower body.Limit outdoor activity during the hottest parts of the day. Provide shaded areas for your pig to rest.Consider using cooling pads or mats designed for pets to help them stay comfortableWatch for signs of heat stress like excessive panting, lethargy, or disorientation, and seek veterinary care if needed.The key is to help your pig stay cool and hydrated without causing further distress. ... See MoreSee Less
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Miniature pigs are highly intelligent animals and respond well to positive reinforcement training methods, such as clicker training and the use of food rewards. They can learn basic commands, tricks, and even house training with the right approach. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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