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The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland is looking for volunteers to help care for their pig family

Hoof it on over for pig play

Casey Richardson

The Critteraid Animal Sanctuary in Summerland is welcoming volunteers to come out and help with their rambunctious and adorable pigs, a very friendly group of 11.

“We have a beautiful family of eight, we have our big boy Mr. banks and our two beautiful little girls, Opal and Ruby. We are so proud of their home and their life here at Critteraid,” Jess Byer, Critteraid animal director said.

The pigs can be found often roaming the pasture or looking for some good scratches on their head and chin.

Mr. Banks is an older, nearly one-tonne pig that calls Critteraid home and roams the grounds sometimes causing mischief, including rubbing up on cars and accidentally breaking some mirrors.

“He is an absolute love,” Byer said, adding that he likes his space sometimes too.

“If anyone is ever interested in wanting to volunteer, or help donate to the care and cost to any of these beautiful animals, just send us an email. We’d love to hear from you and we’d love to let you know more about them.”

As a non-profit agency, the farm relies on donations to keep the farm running for all the animals, which can be given on their website here.

Anyone interested in volunteering can send Critteraid an email at [email protected]



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