Our vegan potluck was a way for volunteers to try vegan food if they were not vegan already. Eating meatless just one day a week can even make an impact. You could start with Meatless Mondays and go from there. Rooterville has some great resources for transitioning to a plant-based diet. You can also check out No Meat March, an annual event presented by The Girls Gone Green, for resources as well.
It's tough to see animals traditionally destined for people's dinner plates up close and personal. Getting to know their personalities and harrowing tales may make you want to change your lifestyle. At the very least, if you're an animal-lover, you should feel comforted by the fact that these lucky few residents have found a safe and loving environment at Rooterville to live out their days.
Holly and Tinsel's Story
The Pink Pigs Gift Shop and Other Ways to Help the Sanctuary
There are many other ways to help out as well. You could become a member, sponsor an animal, donate wish list items, or even stay at the sanctuary – either camp or stay at the Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast. You could plan a visit to the upcoming Hoggy Holidays Open House Saturday, Dec. 21 from 2-4 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Rooterville also hosts Pig Yoga Classes on select dates. Check the website for details.
The sanctuary is always in need of wish list items to help with day-to-day operations. The no. 1 most needed item is comforters. The pigs like to snuggle in them to keep warm. We cleaned out our closets and purchased items from thrift stores to donate, as the items do not need to be new. Click here for a full list of the sanctuary's wish list items. Donations do not need to be made in person. The list also includes links to Amazon so that items can be ordered online and shipped directly to the sanctuary.