Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary
Please send a donation to our pigs. No amount is too small
You can pay through Paypal to: mpetrie@blaikiewell.org.uk
(send to "friends or family" to save fees)
or by post: Cheque payable to: Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary, Eastland Lodge, Maryculter, Aberdeen. AB12 5FS

Two of our young riders asked if we could have a pig. I said we would have to have two for company, and they would have to be rescued. So off they set to find two rescued pigs ~ and withing a few days they found THIRTY pet pigs that were going to be slaughtered.

This was before social media but with the help of friends on the internet, noteably a wonderful lady who at the time kept a huge membership base known as South West Animal Protectors, we managed to find safe homes for all of them. We kept two, Dudley and Phoebe, who were about one year old. Then we discovered that Phoebe was pregnant. She had seven adorable piglets who took over my garden and lawn.

This was in 2008. They were a mixture of Pot-Bellied pigs and big farm pigs and they were different sizes. Sadly the bigger ones did not have strong legs and some have died in the last few years, leaving us with four, Dudly and Pheobe and Pinky and Perky the two smallest ones.

Phoebe died suddenly in her sleep on 12th September 2019, Dudley died on the 25th December 2019, and Perky on the 10th of September 2020. This leave Pinky on her own and we are spending as much time with her as possible.

Phoebe's Piglets Week One

 

Piglets Two Weeks Old

 

Piglets Three Weeks Old


Dudley wants to see

Four Weeks Old

Ten Weeks Old



One Year Old

Summer 2009

After and busy day

Fullly grown, with Jupiter Peacock

Dudley and Perky

Pinky, Dudley and Phoebe

Perky died on the 10th September 2020 when she was 12 and a half years old, She was always the most adventurous, and highly intelligent, especially at working out how to escape to pay a visit to the hens' food and the greenhouse.
Like all the pigs, she was an endless source of amusement and education, a fascinating chapter of our journey.
This is Pinky with her new big soft toy. She is the only pig left since all her siblings have died before her, and one of her fans, Claire, kindly brought her the fluffy toy to comfort her. Looks like Pinky approves. Pinky, the last of our pig family died on the 10th of November, just two months after her sister, Perky.
Pinky was fine yesterday but was unable to get up tonight and was clearly in pain. We got the vet to help her go as peacefully as possible. This marks the end of a happy era and we will miss the pigs and their antics very much.


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