Our piggies for homing
My Lovely Pig Rescue was officially launched in May 2020 and has 40 pigs of all breeds and ages in its care. Over the last 5 years the number of pigs needing rescue has risen, and so we have adapted one of our farms as a dedicated sanctuary to suit the needs of the many different pigs we have. Specifically our Old Folks Block where arthritic piggies have soft ground and raised chalets. Also a winter barn is currently being extended to accommodate pigs who would not do well in the outdoors for the coldest months. This facility has played host to educational programmes such as trainee vets looking for hands on experience in the non commercial sector, and the Department of Agriculture with their ongoing work to improve regulations and practice. The MLPR farm is the only pig rescue in Ireland, making it an incredibly important resource not just for pigs but for pig owners who need help with medical or behavioural emergencies. We work closely with UCD veterinary college for all surgical needs, from castrations and spaying to eye operations and dental work. The MLPR farm is run by founding member Cathy and a team of 6 volunteers.