When Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary rescued Hope Apple Blossom and her piglets from a farmer going out of business, little did they know that hidden and locked away was another sow, pregnant and totally alone. Dotty would have been slaughtered had she not been rescued but thanks to your generous donations we were able to save her. She is now settling in to her new forever home in the lush Welsh countryside at Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary and soaking up some of that lovely summer sunshine! 

It didn’t take Dotty long to make a new friend at the sanctuary. Her and Wynne formed an instant bond and have been enjoying their freedom together. Wynne suffers from stress-related seizures so having Dotty by her side helps keep her reassured and relaxed.

In addition, Hope is no longer the only proud mother at the sanctuary. As we suspected, an ultra-sound scan confirmed that Dotty was pregnant and at the beginning of June she gave birth to her own litter of five adorable babies just in time for the summer! Just think how different the lives of these piglets are going to be now that they are all safe at the sanctuary.

You can adopt Dotty for just £25 (inc p&p) a year. Your pack will include: a letter, personalised A5 certificate, 6x4” colour photo supplied in a cool magnetic frame and one update. Half of your donation will feed and care for her and the other half will go to Viva! UK to help save thousands more lives – animal and human – through campaigns against factory farming. Please allow up to 10 working days for the delivery of your adoption pack.


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