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Pigs available to foster, adopt from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

A plethora of potbellied pigs at the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Sanctuary are seeking foster or forever homes.

Brother Wolf currently has over 20 potbellied pigs in its care after rescuing a large group abandoned at a cemetery in Tennessee. Since several of the female pigs were pregnant, Brother Wolf has supervised the births of several litters of piglets.

All pigs adopted from BWAR will be up-to-date on vaccines and spayed or neutered.

Denise Bitz, President of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, spends a lot of time with the pigs at the organization’s sanctuary property in Leicester. “Pigs may not be the right pet for every family, but you would be surprised what great companions they make! Pigs are super intelligent, funny, charismatic little creatures and they make great indoor/outdoor pets,” she said.

Potbellied pigs are highly intelligent. Housebreaking and harness training comes very easy to pigs. Pigs have a great memory and respond well to commands. Potbellies enjoy petting and affection. They are sensitive creatures that can be playful and even almost humorous.

Potbellied pigs live an average of 12-18 years. Twenty-five percent of a pig’s total diet should consist of vegetables (limit starchy vegetables); fruit should only be offered in very small quantities since it is high in natural sugars. Potbellied pigs require a fenced in outdoor area for curious rooting, regular exercise and safe sleeping.

To learn more about incorporating a potbellied pig into your family, email Bitz at denise@bwar.org.

About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grassroots organization, Brother Wolf believes strongly in community engagement and making it easy to adopt, volunteer and become involved in its No-Kill mission. BWAR’s No Kill Community Development Initiative is currently working with five chapters to implement life-saving programs and build their own No-Kill communities. Celebrating 10 years, Brother Wolf will break ground in 2017 at its sanctuary location 25 minutes from Asheville. The sanctuary will be a place for people and animals to heal, as well as focus on working towards the vision of uncompromised compassion for all animals.