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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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Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!We are thrilled to advocate for a unique and deserving group of animals: miniature pigs. These intelligent, affectionate and often misunderstood animals can make incredible companions, and we strongly encourage you to consider adopting a miniature pig from a rescue on this special day.By adopting a miniature pig from a rescue, you can help spread awareness about these remarkable animals and the importance of adopting from rescues. ... See MoreSee Less
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At NAPPA, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership for miniature pigs. Our mission is to provide you with the resources and support needed to ensure the well-being of these intelligent animals. We believe that informed owners make the best caregivers, and we are dedicated to equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to provide the highest standard of care. ... See MoreSee Less
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Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership for Miniature Pigs:Empowering you with comprehensive care information, advocating responsible rehoming, and enhancing understanding for informed owners. ... See MoreSee Less
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Keeping a potbellied pig active and healthy during daily routines is important for their overall well-being. Safety measures: Pigs are curious and can get into trouble if not supervised. Ensure your home & yard are pig-proofed, removing any toxic plants, chemicals, or sharp objects that could harm them. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fostering multiple potbellied pigs at once offers numerous benefits. It allows the pigs to learn from their peers, promoting healthy socialization and reducing stress. Additionally, it optimizes efficiency as you can provide care, training, and support to multiple pigs simultaneously. We invite you to consider fostering multiple pigs by providing them with a temporary home. NAPPA has secured donations for mini pig feed and funds for fresh produce to assist towards fostering potbellied pigs and or miniature pigs to transition them into loving homes. Please message us if you are interested in fostering 2 or 4 potbellied pigs and or miniature pigs. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

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