You can tour a Peachland pig sanctuary this weekend

There’s Willis and Mr. Piggles, Chelsea, Lewis, Oscar, Alfie…and that’s just a few of the four-legged critters – pigs to be exact – that you’ll be able to meet this weekend.

Stars Piggly Wiggly’s Sanctuary on Cousins Road is actually getting ready to move out of Peachland – and they’re hosting an open house so you can meet the pigs and their friends before they say goodbye later this spring.

Affleck moved here from the Joe Rich area last year, where she had a small hobby farm. She found her first pig in 2012 – a rescue. And she’s been adopting rescue pigs ever since. A couple of her pigs were evacuated her way from this past wildfire season. Most of them are from farms – and they come to her in rough shape.

“She’s fat blind (meaning what you think – so much fat it covered her eyes) and she couldn’t walk when I got her,” says Faith of one of her pigs, while we toured around her rental property.

“Look how crooked her back foot is. Her nails got so long because she never had them trimmed. She was living on a farm around Armstrong and she had free range. They found a place to take their horse, but they couldn’t take her, so they just dropped her off.”

To keep her sanctuary going – and to help with the move, Faith is planning an open house this weekend. From 10-4 Saturday and Sunday, you can see the pigs (and chickens and ducks and roosters), check out the silent auction table, and ask any questions you’d like.

She says pigs are better than dogs, actually.

“Yes, they’re better than a dog. They’ cleaner than a dog. They have a personality like any other animal,” she says.

Stars Piggly Wiggly’s Sanctuary is at 5030 Cousins Rd in Peachland.

Written by Kristen Friesen

April 5, 2022

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