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.
Wow! I just can’t believe how much progress was made this year on Veganville! With eleven wild lush acres purchased in the North Oregon Coastal Mountain region in 2016, the task of getting it under control and ready for animals was a bit overwhelming. There were no enclosures built, the land was littered and overgrown with invasive plant species and it was just one person with a dream that was going to tackle it.
In March, we hosted Jazz funk band Moon Hooch along with 45 volunteers and broke ground and planted an apple and pear orchard. This orchard will someday expand into a diverse food forest that will help feed us, the animals and the community.
Veganville hosted volunteers from around the country and around the world. It was our second year hosting alternative spring breakers from Colorado State University to finish up planting trees and enclosing the orchard. It was our fourth year hosting volunteers from WWoofusa who helped with animal care, events and perimeter fencing and gate installation.
We raised funding for a horse trailer so we can safely transport animals in case of emergency. We were also able to raise funds to build a barn for goats and sheep.
It was busy year for incoming new residents! Paris and Pascal, sister pigs came in February. Pumba, another pig was rescued in July. Zeus, our first rooster came in September followed by his girlfriend, Demeter in November. By Christmas, we were able to welcome Fred, a sheep with Ron and George, sibling Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
I’d like to thank everyone who has donated money, time, hard labor and love to Veganville this year. I couldn’t do it without your support and I am so very thankful.
For 2020, we will be focusing on expanding the food orchard and partnering with the community educating on organic farming and permaculture practices. This is an important facet of Veganville’s mission as health and environmental consciousness is just as important as rescuing animals. Going vegan helps animals, but it also helps our own health and the fragile environment around us. Veganville is the perfect platform to use as an example in hopes we can make an impact on the future of our planet. Please consider donating to help continue our progress in 2020.
Veganville was able to fund-raise in 2019 for a sheep and goat barn which was constructed in late November. We were able to then rescue Fred a female Suffolk Ewe and a couple of baby 5 month old Nigerian Dwarf Goats, George and Ron. You can help fund the care of Fred, George and Ron here.
Fred was found wandering alone in a rural area of Tillamook. She was weak, hungry, malnourished and her wool was overgrown. She had ear-tags, one of which had the name “Fred” written on it. It wasn’t until she was sheered that it became obvious that Fred was a female. Fred has spent the last 18 months being rehabilitated and waiting for Veganville to have the means to take her in permanently. Fred is very smart and emotionally complex but also very timid and shy. It will take her some time to feel comfortable and learn to trust but we are patient and will respect however long it takes.
Because Ewe’s do better with a herd, she bonded with two young Nigerian Dwarf goats, George and Ron. George and Ron came from a breeder who could no longer care for the goats they bred. Theses three will now live out their days on Veganville together with their pig friends. We are so happy to have “The Weasleys” here.
In September of this year, Veganville was able to take in a gorgeous gamecock who was rescued from a cock fighting bust. He had spent most of his life in isolation from other chickens. When he arrived, he just seemed so lonely. It was recommended to introduce him to a hen of his own breed.
In November, we introduced Demeter and the pair hit it off right from the start. Since then, they eat sleep and forage together and have formed a beautiful bond.
Both birds are Red Junglefowl, which is very old breed that was domesticated over 5,000 years ago. There is evidence that this breed was the original chicken breed found in the Pacific at 3,000 BC! This is a very healthy and long living breed with a possible lifespan of thirty years! We look forward to being the home for Zeus and Demeter for a long long time.
We got a call in summer of 2019 from the county animal control regarding a pig left abandoned and neglected on a local property. At the time, we did not have room for an additional pig but a very nice couple nearby agreed to foster him until we made room for him. Pumba was overweight, could hardly walk and his tusks were so overgrown, he could not chew or drink water properly. This nice couple spent months caring for and rehabilitating him and decided to continue caring for him indefinitely. We currently fund Pumba’s care and have a space in our herd for him if and when he is ever ready to come. Until then, he’s enjoying his retirement with this lovely couple.
We are happy to be in a position to give all of our pigs the forever care, love and attention they all deserve!
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.