Video of Tim Feeding Punky.Click on the link below to view a video of Tim feeding Punky. Punky throws up when she eats and hand feeding was the only way we could figure out to feed her so she wouldn't throw up. Click the lower right hand corner of the video for full screen. Depress the escape key to return from full screen.
Video of Feeding Our Main Field.Click on the link below to view a video of feeding our Main field. Click the lower right hand corner of the video for full screen. Depress the escape key to return from full screen.
Video of Amber.Click on the link below to view a video of Amber enjoying herself in the "Big" yard after recovering from her brutal dog attack. You can still see her scars across her nose. Click the lower right hand corner of the video for full screen. Depress the escape key to return from full screen.
Video of Pop Tart.Click on the link below to view a video of Pop Tart's recovery from a broken leg. She is the white pig. Click the lower right hand corner of the video for full screen. Depress the escape key to return from full screen.
Some of our Residents
I was actually born here at Ironwood. My mom was pregnant and had babies three days after being rescued. That was good timing for me and my siblings! I am lucky to live in a big field with all of my family.
I was left at the county Animal Shelter in Yuma, AZ along with my companion, Scott. Before the people of Ironwood could make the long drive to pick us up, I had seven babies! Boy, was everyone surprised! I was a good mom, but now I’ve been spayed and will never have to go through that again.
I came here when I was really little. I lived in a place that was very cold and snowy. My piggy family had no shelter, no blankets and only frozen water. My dad was killed by a dog. My mom and siblings were all hungry and scared. We were very lucky to be rescued and brought here!
I just arrived in November of 2012 after my family lost their home and had nowhere to take me. I was scared at first and wouldn’t even go in a shelter. The people here gave me a bed and blankets until I got brave enough to go inside the pig house. They sure made me feel welcome and kept me comfortable.
I had been living at a veterinary clinic in a small kennel for a long time before coming here. I had been wearing a halter that was so tight it had to be cut off and I still have an indentation all the way around my body. It feels so good to have that thing off of me!
I live at Ironwood’s Annex. I am really shy around people, but I love being with the other pigs here. There are several of us that share a shelter. We have lots of room to wander around, so it’s a nice place to live.
I came to Ironwood when I was a little baby. My brother and I were adopted and lived with a couple for two years. Then the neighbors complained about us and we were forced to leave and ended up back here at the sanctuary.
I was brought to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary along with the rest of my family from St. Matilda’s Sanctuary after my caregiver suddenly moved and my family and I needed a new home. I originally came with my mom, dad and several brothers all the way from Florida from a big case of animal abuse and neglect. We all live in the Northwest field with the other pigs from St Matilda’s. I like it here and hope I never have to move again.
I have been living here for many, many years. My best friend is Claire. We share a shelter and do almost everything together.
I came here with six siblings who were found wandering in a rural area. Some nice people let us come in and eat from their garden until the people from Ironwood could come get us.
I came to Ironwood with my brother Bert after our owners moved to a place not zoned for pigs. I had been attacked by dogs and have a huge scar on my side. I am safe and content living here.
I was part of a big rescue of 54 pigs from an abuse case that went to court and the judge ordered the people to find homes for all their animals. Lucky for all of my family, we were able to stay together and live at Ironwood in a big field built just for us.
I live in a small field set aside for senior citizens. We have an easy life with all our comforts attended to. I have serveral close friends like Dolly, Shelby and Penny that I spend time with.
I was rescued from a small sanctuary where we had plenty of food but never got medical care and had to live in small pens. Now I live in a field with lots of friends and several shelters to choose from. We love having our freedom and getting the care we deserve!
I came here with my sister Ashley. We were both skinny and covered with ticks...yuk! After lots of vitamins, food and tick shampoo, life is great. I live in a big field with a bunch of other pigs and get all the food I need. Love it!!
I was living a tough street life scrounging for scraps and just getting by before someone helped me get to Ironwood. Now I get plenty of food, have great friends, sleep in a shelter and get belly rubs. What more could a pig want!