Meet The Pigs
Norman came to us after being rescued from the lava flow of 2018. He is blind in one eye- an injury sustained while living in the wild. He's a gentle giant who will come up beside you and drop for a belly rub when he's in the mood for one.
Dahlia came to us as an orphaned piglet found on the side of the road. She is a shy girl who loves the occasional belly rub and animal cracker treats.
KK was found as a young piglet with an infestation of red ants in her eyes. Because of this, she is completely blind, but she doesn't let that stop her from living a normal pig life of basking in the sun and wallowing in the mud.
Lucky and his 3 sisters were rescued from an over-crowded, filthy backyard pig farm on Oahu. Our friends at Aloha Animal Sanctuary originally rescued them, and that is where he stayed while healing from a hernia surgery.
Jess and her sisters Hannah and Anchi came here with lucky from the backyard pig farm on Oahu.
Wilson was born right here at the sanctuary in 2022. We were told that his mom KK was spayed and could not have babies. Imagine our surprise when we go to feed KK one morning and see this little guy in there.
Due to his mom being blind, we made the decision to bring Wilson into the house and make sure he got all the nutrition he needed to grow up strong like his mom. Today Wilson is happily roaming the sanctuary, always looking for someone to give him a belly rub.
Hope was born here at BIFS to one of the feral moms who have wandered onto our property. When Hope was just a little piglet, she was stepped on by one of our cows. This was right around the time we were taking care of baby Wilson, so both Hope and Wilson became bonded as they spent all of their time together up in the house with us taking care of them. To this day Hope and Wilson are inseparable, and are some of our friendliest pig residents.
Koa was a piglet who was found in a pig trap, trying to nurse from his dead mama. A Big Island resident scooped him up and called us to see if we could take him in. Due to him being too young to survive on his own, we took him in. Now he spends his time with his good friends Koko and Lucy Liu.
Koko came to us from a rehoming situation and quickly became friends with Lucy Liu who came to us around the same time.
Lucy Liu was dumped at the pound when her owners moved off island. Lucy Liu came around the same time as her best friend Koko. Since being here they have welcomed Koa into their little group, and all now hang out as a little trio.
Brian or "Big B" was surrendered to us when his loving family moved to the mainland. Brian lived where he could get all the fruit and avocados he wanted. While he was happy, his waistline disagreed. His weight caused him to become fat blind and deaf. Since being at the sanctuary Big B has been put on a weight-loss program and his doing great. He spends his time with our other special needs pig KK.
Lala was found as an orphaned piglet, most likely due to hunters. When she was found she was sick, diseased and covered in lice. A nice family took her in, got her medical care and kept her as a family pet. However they quickly realized that she was growing too big for their house and yard, and reached out to us. Lala now spends days hanging out with her friend Norman.
Maddy was found orphaned on the side of the road. At the same time we had just taken in a piglet named Sienna, and we have found that piglets do better if they have a friend to be with. So we took Maddy in, and her and Sienna are the best of friends, always causing trouble together!
Sienna or "SiSi" came to us as a piglet after she was hit by a truck, a Toyota Sienna to be exact. The woman who hit her scooped her up and brought her to us. SiSi is now living her best life with her best friend Maddy by her side.
Kanani or "Nani" was said to have been found lying alone on the side of the road. When we got her, she had a severe sunburn and was weak and dehydrated. However, it not take her long to heal and now Nani runs the lower barnyard with her partner in crime Aloha.
Aloha came with Pua-two-a, both who were pet surrenders. Aloha quickly bonded with Nani, as they were both our only pot bellied pigs that didn't have a piggy partner. Today Nani and Aloha both run around together in our lower barnyard, keeping all of the toher big pigs in place.
Pie and his friend Peaches used to live at a petting zoo. When the petting zoo shut down, a Big Island resident took them in as pets. However, circumstances made it so that they could no longer care for them. That is when they reached out to us, and Peaches and Pie found their forever home at the sanctuary.
Peaches and his friend Pie used to live at a petting zoo, but were taken in by a Big Island resident after the zoo shut down. They ended up becoming pet surrenders after their new owner was unable to keep them. Now these 2 get to live their lives peacefully with the rest of our pot bellied pigs.
Ellie was bought as a piglet and lived a very spoiled life as an outdoor/indoor pig. Sadly, her human had some health concerns and didn't think that she would be able to care for Ellie in the way that she deserved. Due to the recent passing of our sweet girl Happy, our pot Handsome was left without a piggy partner. We thought that Ellie would be a great fit for Handsome, so we gladly took her in.
Like many pot belly pigs in sanctuaries, Pua and her friend Misu came to us as pet surrenders when their people moved off island. They also came with their goat friend Dice.
Handsome was brought to us by one of our friends after he had wandered into her yard and would not leave. It turns out that her neighbour was raising pigs, and when they got too many, they would just set some free. Now Handsome gets to live a life surrounded by his other pot-bellied friends.
Misu came to us with Pua and their goat friend Dicewhen their family surrendered them to us after moving off island.
Pua-two-a came to us with Aloha as pet surrenders. The family was raising her for meat, but one of the daughters fell in love with her. So when the family moved off island, they surrendered both Aloha and Pua-two-a. Now she gets to live the rest of her life out without any worries.
Fun fact: When she came to us her name was 'Pua.' At the time we already had a pig named Pua, so we took to calling her 'Pua-two-a' or 'P2'