Tag Archives: Pigs

Greeters at the Ranch…

One-Half of Pumpkin & Spice love visitors!  Pumpkin and Spice were found running around in the Tijuana River Valley.  The Humane Society assisted with the security of their safety and found their way to the Rescue Ranch!

Most of the farm animals love visitors!  If you are part of a community organization or network and would like your group to visit the ranch, please email Janice@ferdinandsfamilia.org for a tour referral.  Thank you for visiting our website!

 

 

PIGS!

PIGS!  PIGS!  PIGS!

FRANCE is a Summer 2018 arrival from the Pasadena Humane Society…

France aka Frenchie is a blind babe who just loves water.  Not able to physically see, Frenchie
can feel the presence of humans and loves to follow her seeing eye humans around the ranch.
Due to her specialties, Frenchie has been given sanctuary at the ranch.  And we
couldn’t do it without the support of California’s Communities.

Please visit our Donation Page Today and help us serve animal relations like Frenchie.

Thank you!

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RESCUE to RECOVERY…

Ferdinand’s Familia Rescue & Sanctuary and the
RESCUE TO RECOVERY PROGRAM.

Rescue to Recovery in Action!

In 2008, women from a San Diego Residential Recovery home were some of the
first volunteers to help get the Rescue on its’ feet!  Back then, horses were the
primary rescue & sanctuary animals at the ranch.  Walking, grooming and picking up
poop for our equine friends was a Sunday afternoon event for both the women and
the horses.

Thanks to Hector of Southwest High School and a local Residential Program, RESCUE TO RECOVERY is back on its feet and in action.  Taking care of the chickens
and pot-bellied pigs in the rescue and sanctuary is keeping everyone busy.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to pay for transportation costs for
the women of the program, chicken feed, pig feed or any other farm need, please visit
our DONATE TODAY page on this website.  EVERY BIT HELPS!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR WEBSITE!!!

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Elliott The Senior Pig…

 

Elliott, Pony Boy & Numero Uno


ELLIOTT THE SENIOR PIG…  2 years and more!

Elliott was our first joint placement with Irvine Animal Control.  That was just over 2 years ago!  Elliott is just around 17 years of age and has many more in front of him.  During the rainy season, Elliott is with a foster and enjoys his time, especially eating time with Pony Boy and Numero Uno!

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TODAY IN SUPPORT OF OUR SENIOR ANIMAL RELATIONS, INCLUDING ELLIOTT!  Visit our donation page on this website.   All donations great and small are welcomed!

Thank you for visiting our website!

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A 2015 STORY: Samhain and Her Crew

THE WEE PIGLET SAMHAIN’S ALL HALLO’S EVE HOMECOMING!

In August of 2015 Samhain’s mother was confiscated from a home in the East County of San Diego.  Samhain’s mother was skin and bones when she arrived at the South San Diego Shelter.  She slowly began to put on weight, however the staff noticed the weight was falling to the belly.  Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue was called in to take the future mother pig.  The very next day she gave birth to 7 piglets, including Samhain.

Samhain was born on the 16th of October 2015.

Co-Founder Janice Jordan noticed Samhain was small compared to her siblings and physically shaking.  Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue was able to place the mother with 6 of the 7 piglets; Samhain was placed with the rescue.  Janice bottle fed Samhain ever 2-4 hours for the first 6 weeks of her life.  Tiny and strong, Samhain is now 2 months of age and loves her adopted family.
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Samhain may be genetically small, but she is strong and healthy.  Her sleeping buddies include Bugsy, Rita Hayworth and Marciano.  All 4 of these wonderful animal relations originated under the care of the Department of Animal Services South Shelter.  The 4 are adopted siblings showing the success of the Culture of Co-Existence Program at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.

All donations to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue are tax-deductible.  Your support helps us support animals in need.  Thank you for visiting our website.

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BECKHAM-Sanctuary Pig!

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This is Beckham!

Beckham was given sanctuary about 7 years ago when a breeder was attempting to breed a “pocket pig”.  Beckham runs around the stables with her partner-Wilbur!  Pig kisses to you!

The Passing of Wilbur…

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On Sunday the 16th of March 2014, Wilbur lost his
battle with a mouth
tumor.  He was
about 17 years of
age.  All of us miss
Wilbur.

 

 

Wilbur runs around with Beckham!  Wilbur came from a home where he was attacked by his human’s dogs.  Wilbur lost his ear in one attack but that doesn’t keep him listening to everything you say!  Wilbur has been given sanctuary and has a permanent sponsor who loves his piggy kisses!