DEAN FARM TRUST
PIGGY PADDOCK APPEAL
We are appealing for funds to fence a new area for our pigs – Giving our residents enough space so they can express natural behaviours, run, play and sleep is really important to us at the sanctuary.
Pigs are very intelligent and highly sociable animals and since we have been rescuing them they have shown us they like to spend their time foraging and rooting, making nests out of twigs and old grass where they will sleep in the warm nights.
In the summer months they wallow in mud to keep themselves cool and to help keep any parasites away by getting them rubbed off as they roll around in the muddy water.
Our pigs like to rest under the trees and use stumps as scratching posts.
We also know from poo picking and our paddock checks that our piggies have a designated area for for going to the toilet.