Veganville welcomed Pierre and Penny in December 2018! Penny and Pierre were rescued from being slaughtered by a compassionate couple in Warrenton, Oregon. They were kind enough to take Penny and Pierre in and care for them until we had our enclosure completed.
Penny and Pierre are one year old potbelly mix siblings. They are very affectionate and LOVE to be outside. You will find them outside in the pouring rain, snow and ice just rooting around enjoying their life to the fullest.
Pierre LOVES affection. He loves belly rubs at any moment, kisses and being sung to. He loves mealtime although he’s not a fan of bell peppers.
Penny is a sweet girl with a mind of her own. She’s smart and loves to investigate all things new. She isn’t as fond of belly rubs but warming up to them quickly.
Both Penny and Pierre have bonded to Peaches and Petunia and everyone is getting along well.
We are so very happy to welcome Penny and Pierre to Veganville and immensely enjoy watching them live their lives here with freedom, respect and love.
We are so excited to announce that our first permanent enclosure was completed in November 2018! The 1/2 acre enclosure is full of lush green pasture and is currently home to our rescue pigs. We are hoping to begin building a goat and sheep barn so we can begin rescuing goats and sheep soon! This enclosure will accommodate a mixed herd of rescue animals including pigs, sheep, and goats. We will split the enclosure so pasture is allowed time to grow and the animals will be rotated between the pastures.
Our future plans involve another 3 acre enclosure that will connect to the current which will allow for even more animal rescues including llamas, donkeys and cows.
We were very careful using environmentally friendly materials as to have the least amount of impact on our soil, stream and wildlife habitat.
We want to thank all the volunteers that helped dig holes, set posts, stretch fencing and gate installation.
In February, Veganville welcomed two more beautiful pigs Paris and Pascal. They are sister guinea hog pot belly mixes. They are both so sweet and calm and settling in nicely at Veganville.
Paris and Pascal came from a backyard breeding operation and were originally rescued and rehabilitated by Refarm Sanctuary. They were both in pretty bad shape from neglect they endured at the breeding operation but are healthy and happy now as they are now in their forever home. The girls have been spayed and vet cleared by our friends at Odd Man Inn.
We have some wonderful Animal Sanctuaries in the area that work together for the sake of the animals and we are so honored and touched by the collaboration in getting these girls here.
With six pigs in total now at Veganville, we are now focusing on building a barn for goats, sheep and llamas. We are hoping that project starts this year.
You can help with the care of our rescue pigs.
It has been two years of getting to know the property, budgeting, taking donations, selling merchandise, planning and researching. We are so excited to announce that we have our first animal residents on Veganville!!! Over these past few years, one of the most asked questions I have received is when Veganville will have animals. I have worked on enough sanctuaries over the years to know how important it is to be ready financially and physically before committing to the care of animal rescues.
Veganville was a blank slate of a property when I arrived in May of 2016. It’s a wild and rustic piece of property and there were no safe enclosures built. Winters are rough and I spent the first winter being warmed by wood only heat, busted pipes, broken appliances, snow tires and power outages while balancing single parenting to my six year old son and a 45 minute commute to a full time job.
I’m a master planner and problem solver and thrive in challenging situations but boy was that first winter hard. It took two years to get adjusted to our new lives on the farm and to really get to know the land. Thank you to everyone who has come out these past few years and helped on the property and thank you to everyone abroad for donating or buying merchandise. Your support helped us welcome two beautiful pigs in late April, Petunia and Peaches.
Petunia, a Potbelly Pig, was abandoned by her family when we was about one year of age. She found a loving and caring home for the next four years. Though the family cared for her well being, they were on the lookout for a more permanent home for her. She arrived to Veganville on April 29th 2018 at the age of five. She is very vocal and spunky. She loves eating apples, tummy rubs and nesting in lots of straw. We are so happy to have her.
Peaches was rescued by the same family from being sold for meat. Peaches is a ten month old KuneKune pig. She and Petunia are a bonded pair and do everything together. She is friendly, always wagging her tail and oh so clever. She loves ear rubs and bananas. She’s pure delight and adds a very special spark to the farm.
It has been recommended that the girls need to be spayed as soon as possible. Spaying female pigs is specifically important because they are endangered of health risks if kept intact. They have an extremely high chance of developing reproductive cancers, including ovarian, mammary and uterine. Intact female pigs will also be at high risk for life threatening infections such as pyometra and mastitis.
It is recommended to perform the procedure on pigs as young as three months old to reduce recovery times or complications. Peaches is ten months old and Petunia is estimated to be five years old.
Spaying pigs is a complicated surgery because of the unique anatomy of the pot bellied pig. They have miles of intestines and a uterus that’s very long because of the large number of piglets that are born at one time. There are only a few vets in Oregon that are qualified to perform this procedure and it will cost $600 per pig.
Veganville is devoted to providing the best possible care for our rescue animals and it is clear to us that this is the best thing we can do for their health in the long run. We won’t be rescuing any more animals until the girls can get the care they deserve.
Please help us raise the funding needed for their spay procedures.
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Greetings from Veganville! Spring is arriving to our coastal mountain property and we have been planning and working away to achieve some milestone objectives this year!
We now have our vision planned out for the property and how to best utilize every inch of the land to suit our mission. Veganville strives to become an example of sustainable farming utilizing permaculture methods. Permaculture is the development of an agricultural ecosystem that is sustainable with the greatest amount of self-reliance for any given area, property, or community. To begin achieving this, Veganville is having the land surveyed, applying for a Fruit Orchard Grant and implementing fund-raising for fencing the perimeter, animal enclosures, and garden plot.
With 36,770,958.98 gallons per year of rainwater collection potential annually, nitrogen rich soil, located in USDA Zone 8a, and solar/wind energy source capabilities, Veganville has a unique opportunity to utilize the land to it’s maximum potential.
Good land management requires a beneficial relationship with the local ecosystems. For Veganville, this includes keeping part of the property wild. With over 20 endangered species in the area, Veganville is committed to preserving a wildlife conservation area on the property.On January 17, 2018, Veganville became a Certified Wildlife Habitat® with the National Wildlife Federation and the Oregon Association of Northwest Steelheaders.
We are also working on our first animal enclosures. One being our chicken coop and the other, a half-acre enclosure connected to a small barn. We are very excited to welcome our first rescues this spring so stay tuned for news and ways to help us out with this. We are planning on hosting work parties on the property every third Sunday of the month now through September.
We are very excited to start our third year as an organization achieving some mission milestones and thank everyone out there for your continued support. We look forward to what the year has in store for us!
Please consider donating to Veganville here.
We received our articles of non-profit corporation status in February of 2016, purchased the property in June and worked very hard to apply for our tax exempt status in December of 2016. Any donation made to Veganville since February of 2016 is now officially tax-deductible.
We are diligently working on fundraising and grant opportunities to begin building safe enclosures and shelters for our first rescues. With the Oregon coastal storms starting in October through March, summer is the time to be working hard on the property.
If you’re interested in getting involved or helping us start-up the sanctuary, you can do any of the following:
We are hosting a work party this Sunday July 30th from 10am-2pm and also a camp out Meteor Shower viewing Saturday August 12th. Please reply with any questions or if you are interested in these events.
2016 being our first year as an organization, we have come a long way! We filed for our Articles of Incorporation, purchased our property, networked in the community, applied for our non-profit status, had some events on the property and worked really hard on getting this property ready for animal rescues. We are really looking forward to 2017 and our hopes of opening to the public this summer.
We had an opportunity to rescue a couple of unwanted donkeys from a local farm but they were given away before we were ready for them. The same farm is looking for a home for two llamas currently. This property does not have safe enclosures for animals yet but we are working on an enclosure for the llamas or cows and a chicken coop.
Please stay tuned for upcoming work parties and events on the farm. If anyone is interested in coming to look at the property, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to really need the support of the community this year to get us up and running in 2017. We are so looking forward to what the coming year has in store for us!