The Leesville, South Carolina animal sanctuary is a non-profit safe haven for abandoned, abused, neglected, and elderly animals.
According to their Facebook page, they have a “piggy cuddler team,” which is looking for new members.
“We need help with pig socialization so our adoptable residents can move into our adoption program with ease! What is better than to cuddle with piggies?!?!” Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary writes on their website, and also explained how pig cuddles help the animals prepare for adoption.
This lovely volunteer opportunity is open to everyone, you just should be over 18 years old. No orientation needed, a deep love to make pigs happy is highly encouraged.
People who are between 16 – 18 years old can also visit there for pig cuddling as well if they come with a parent or legal guardian.
Along with taking care of rescued farm animals, the sanctuary also helps animals through public education.
“We educate the public on the conditions the typical farm animal lives in on factory and organic farms, and why farm animal sanctuaries are needed so badly in the US.
We encourage compassionate choices in our everyday lives when it comes to what we eat, wear, and use for entertainment,” Cotton Branch wrote on their Facebook page.“By reducing demand for animal products, we can reduce the number of animals in need of rescue, and we can help reduce the number one cause of negative impact on our environment: animal agriculture.
“We welcome everyone, no matter where you are on your journey of compassionate living,” the sanctuary added. “Every step in the direction of making a better life for even one animal is a step in the right direction and we acknowledge that effort.”
To know more about how you can help socialize pigs by cuddling them, and for other volunteer opportunities at Cotton Branch, visit the sanctuary’s website.
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