In late 2010 Prissy and Bomber’s parents, Tiffney and Frank, were ecstatic about bringing home their new piglet bundles of joy. Having done their research, they knew pigs not only to be as intelligent as a 2-3 year old human child but to also be so genetically close to humans that their hearts have been used in the medical field to save people’s lives, such as through heart valve replacements. Due to these vital factors, Tiffney and Frank took their commitment with their new piglets seriously, vowing always to care for them and to never abandon them during their approximate 20 year or so life span-- just as a person should never abandon their 2-3 year old child!
It wasn’t until later that Frank and Tiffney began to realize these wonderful animals were in serious trouble. After running across numerous pleading ads from pig rescues on the internet, it quickly became evident that many people were not making the same life-long commitment to take care of their pet pigs as they had. Instead of seeing these animals as beloved family members in need of loving care during their entire life span, these poor pig companions are being abandoned by the thousands. Their owners' selfish whims to buy a cute little piglet-- without committing to its lifelong care when it grows to be a much larger adult-- literally ruins those poor animals' lives. Due to their high intelligence, pigs truly suffer from abandonment and neglect by feeling rejected; sad; and depressed.
On the other hand, pigs can also feel great contentment and happiness when given the love and respect they deserve. Prissy and Bomber, along with their parents, have made it a lifelong goal and commitment to do just that—to give pigs the love and respect that they deserve so they may lead long, happy, and fulfilling lives. They work very hard to care for over 300 animals on 10 acres in Tampa, Florida and you can help them in their efforts by committing to: