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PIGS Animal Sanctuary exists entirely because of the generosity and commitment of our donors.  We do not buy or sell donor lists.  Most of our donors have come to know us by visiting the Sanctuary or learning of our work from television or newspaper accounts.

It is the regular support of this small group of compassionate individuals that has sustained the Sanctuary and its animal residents for more than a decade.

Other Ways to Give

Gifts through Will or Trust

When you make a bequest to Pigs Animal Sanctuary, you will ensure that some or all of your assets will be used to help save the lives of abused, unwanted, or unloved animals.

Please call the Sanctuary at 833.257.PIGS or email to receive more information.


Shop with Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows you to give back to a charity of your choice when you shop at Amazon! Make sure to use the button below and chose PIGS Animal Sanctuary to support our mission while you shop!


Donate Your Birthday

Instead of getting gifts for your birthday, ask your friends, family, and coworkers to donate to help abused, unwanted, or neglected animals at PIGS Animals Sanctuary instead! It's easy to start your own fundraiser online using the link below.


Buy PIGS Merchandise on Cafe Press

Show your passion for animals by purchasing one of our many customized products like t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, and much more.


Donate Items from our Wishlist

To donate specific items that we use often or are in great need at the Sanctuary, download the wishlist below or visit our Amazon wishlist online to have items delivered directly to us!


Attend an Event

We would love to get to know you more, and coming to one of our events is a great way to get involved with the animals. Check out our events page for upcoming events and be sure to mark your calendar.

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Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock or securities benefit both you and our animal friends. You get a tax deduction for the full market value of your gift, with no capital gains to pay! The animals receive food, shelter, veterinary care and a safe place to live out their lives in peace and contentment.

Please call the Sanctuary at 833.257.PIGS or email to receive more information.


Corporate Matching Gifts

Contact your company’s Human Resources Department to determine if your employer matches gifts to Pigs Animal Sanctuary. This is an easy and effective way to double or even triple your contribution to us!

Please call the Sanctuary at 833.257.PIGS or email to take it a step further and plan a fundraiser for us at your company!


Workplace Giving

Check with your Human Resources Department to see if Pigs Animal Sanctuary is a designated charity in your workplace contribution campaign.

Please call the Sanctuary at 833.257.PIGS or email to help plan a fundraiser for us at your company.


Send us a Check

Not comfortable donating online - no problem! Please remember to write in the memo section if you wish for your donation to be used or given for a specific purpose.​

PIGS Animal Sanctuary
1112 Persimmon Lane
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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Welcome to PIGS Animal Sanctuary

PIGS Animal Sanctuary offers a refuge for abused, abandoned, and neglected animals. Founded in 1992, PIGS Animal Sanctuary is a true safety-net for a variety of animals -mostly potbelly and farm pigs.

Today there are more than 200 animals in our care, living in a safe haven.

Animals who arrive at the Sanctuary often have complicated medical or emotional needs, a history of abuse, neglect, or ailments related to factory farming or genetic engineering, and are often considered “un-adoptable.”

However, the Sanctuary seeks to find forever loving homes for some of our animals. We need your help to continue providing this life-saving refuge for animals who need us for survival. 

2019: The Year of the Pig

  Men born in the Year of the Pig are optimistic and gentle. They are very focused, and once they decide on a goal,
they’ll put everything into it.

  Women born in the Year of the Pig are full of excitement. They attend social events whenever possible and treat
everyone genuinely. Combined with their easygoing personality, they gain everyone’s trust.

It’s the Year of the Pig!

A few fun facts about the pig:

  • Pigs are one of the smartest animals. Their intelligence ranks higher than dogs and even some primates
  • Pigs are very social and they form close bonds with each other and other species
  • In their natural state, pigs are very clean animals, as they keep their toilets far from their living or feeding areas
  • Pigs have very long memories and can remember things even years later!
  • Pigs use their grunts to communicate and the sound depends on their own personality
  • Pig grunts convey very important information and at times these sounds can be lifesaving
  • The pig snout has the highest density of tactile receptors
  • A pig’s sense of smell is 2000 times more sensitive than a human’s
  • Pigs like to get massages by rubbing on trees, other animals, or maybe a building, etc.
  • Pigs love to relax to music and are very curious
  • Pigs love enrichment toys and like being challenged
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