Juliana´s Animal Sancutary is Looking For Sponsors: 🐷
Sponsors or donors will help ensure that each day Peter will receive 2 big bowls of a yummy vegan mix of oats, fruits and vegetables. It is important to know that this diet may be more expensive than regular pig feed, but it is a lot healthier, yummier, and will also keep Peter from growing too much, too fast which would lead to muscular issues and damage.
Most pigs in Colombia are slaughtered by 8 months, so they are fed pig feed in order for them to bulk up quick! We want Peter to live a happy and healthy life so it is very important to keep him on this healthy diet!
If we receive additional donations or sponsors, the money will be set aside for any medical needs or emergencies in the future (a separate savings for Peter and his future). Since we are responsible for Peter´s care we need to have adequate funds to help cover all food and medical bills.
Juliana's Animal Sanctuary works hard to take care of all the animals they have living there. It is the only Vegan Animal Sanctuary in Colombia, and I can promise that it is the only safe place for Peter. Other farms in Colombia would view Peter as a meat product and slaughter him at 8 months. Peter is an extremely smart, kind, affectionate and unique pig. Since he was a small piglet he lived with us, slept by our side, and learned to trust us. He is an animal that can be used to teach empathy and compassion. He will have this opportunity at the Sanctuary, and we are committed to providing him with everything he needs.
Here is the link to Juliana´s Animal Sancutary if you are interested in donating or sponsoring Peter!
Peter Piper the Pig's Story:
It was a dark and cloudy rainy afternoon, as I drove around on the back of a motorcycle through the most horribly deprived areas of Cartagena, Colombia looking for a lost dog. As we came to a muddy, garbage filled road, I spotted a tiny, black piglet with plastic hanging out of its mouth.
I jumped off the motorcycle and approached him and managed to pull the plastic bag out of his throat and stop him from choking. He quickly ran off, and I could not help but follow after his curly, adorable tail and prancing feet.
I ran through disgusting polluted puddles, garbage, and mud, until he arrived to his mom.
The poor momma pig was tied to a tree, and hungry. I got her some food and water. However, her owner quickly approached in suspicion and thought that I was going to steal his 150 pound pig.
I explained to him that I was just feeding her and worried about her. He told me how he was selling her in just a few days to be slaughtered because she wasn’t of use to him anymore and had already eaten his plants. She had a scar on her nose from a painful machete slash she had received from her last chow down in his garden.
Knowing that he was not going to let me ever help her, because she was going to be sold as a profit, I asked about the small little piglet running around squeaking next to my feet. After some persuasive discussion, he allowed me to take the baby pig.
I quickly rushed him home to my small apartment and began to take care of him. I had vets come and give him a check up and begin his vaccination and deworming process.
Peter lived with us in our small apartment for almost 2 months. It was the best 2 months of our lives, until we learned that it was illegal to have a pig in your apartment in Colombia, and that we needed to get him to a safe area before authorities were notified and he would be sacrificed on the spot.
Through the help of social media, we were able to connect and form a partnership with the ONLY Vegan Animal Sanctuary in Colombia. On Thanksgiving evening November 22, 2018 we drove Peter on a 26 hour long car ride to Chia, Colombia (outside of Bogota) where we was received by Juliana and her team at the Animal Sanctuary.
As of December 10th, 2018, Juliana´s Animal Sancutary declared Cartagena Paws free of any future medical or food bills. Peter is a growing pig who always needs sponsors, so if you are interested in helping donate or sponsor, please see the link below! We are so happy that Juliana and her team were able to receive Peter and take care of all his future needs. Below you can learn more about how to help Peter and other animals at her sanctuary!
Peter Piper's Wishlist