Pigs have gotten a bad rap over the years over misconceptions that they’re dirty or unintelligent, but thankfully, more and more people are starting to wake up to how sweet and intelligent these cute animals really are.
If you’ve ever wanted to spend your days snuggling up to cute little piggies, a farm sanctuary in South Carolina may have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that. Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary has put out a request for volunteers to spend time with about 100 rescued pigs to help socialize them as they prepare to find their forever homes. The pigs were among about 500 that were rescued from a hoarder’s home in Kentucky, and after living through their tough conditions, they need some human love and affection.
The requirements for the role aren’t too intense — you just have to be over the age of 18 (or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if you’re between 16 and 18), feed the pigs by hand, and give them some belly rubs. It’s really the perfect situation for anyone who has ever wanted their own pig, but whose life (or tiny apartment) didn’t allow room for one.
If you’re interested in coming by the farm, you’re in good company. The farm’s director of operations told WCTV that the sanctuary has been getting calls not only from various corners of the US, but also from Canada and even Europe. It’s safe to say that these pigs will be in good hands!