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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.


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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.


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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.​

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1112 Persimmon Lane
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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Spicy Carrot Soup

Spicy Carrot Soup

This soup is great side dish or even a main on a cool fall evening. I love making a big batch of soup and eating it throughout the week– and every time I do that, I notice that I have to notch the belt a little tighter at the end of the week. Soup is nutritious, comforting and filling!


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 leek, white parts, diced
  • 1 medium fennel, trimmed and chopped
  • 10 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled and diced (should be about the same amount as the garlic)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dark chili pepper
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 6 cups water
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 4 Tbs tahini



Heat a large pasta pot to medium high. Add the olive oil. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds until fragrant. Toss in the onions, leeks and fennel and saute another 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently (being careful not to burn). Add the carrots and saute for another few minutes. Turn to low, place the top on the pot and sweat the veggies for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft. Stir in the cumin, turmeric, coriander, thyme, cinnamon, chili pepper, salt and pepper. Add the water and turn the heat back up to bring to a low boil. Once boiling, turn the heat back down and simmer for about 30 minutes. Stir in the orange juice, zest syrup and tahini.

Using an immersion blender or a conventional blender (a little at a time in batches) puree the soup until smooth.

Serve with garnish of your choice:

  • pepitas
  • sunflower seeds
  • pecans
  • cashew cream
  • orange zest
  • cilantro
  • spices

Recipe adapted from: Diane Kochilas, Spicy Carrot Soup with Orange, Honey and Tahini

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