A US animal sanctuary is looking for volunteers to cuddle their pigs

Feb 6 2020, 6:25 pm

We all know how the classic nursery rhyme ‘This Little Piggy’ goes.

But what if we told you that there was one little piggy that Mother Goose may have forgotten? Perhaps a little piggy that wants nothing else but a nice snuggle?

Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary in Leesville, South Carolina, is on the search for volunteers to brighten the days of their little piggies by expanding their “Piggy Cuddler Team.”


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“We need help with pig socialization so our adoptable residents can move into our adoption program with ease,” the volunteer page of the sanctuary’s website explains.

“What is better than to cuddle with piggies?!?!”

We honestly cannot think of anything that could be better than cuddling piggies.

The sanctuary posted a call to action on their Facebook page requesting volunteers to dole out belly scratches, cookies, and even talk to the loveable creatures.

The response was overwhelming, and it has been increasingly difficult for volunteers even to get a spot.

Not to worry, though, there are worse problems to have.

Cotton Branch posted an update explaining that they will be expanding their schedule, encouraging those eager to sign up to check the volunteer schedule to see when new openings become available.

“New spots in April have just been added. We also have had many cancellations that allow for people to volunteer with us!”

No orientation is needed to volunteer.

However, you must be 18 years or older, or between 16 and 18 and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, no exceptions.

If you would like to find out more and get jiggy with the piggies, you can sign up online.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

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