Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, 11th Anniversary, Bracelet Fundraiser
In May 2011, Ironwood Pig Sanctuary celebrated their 11th anniversary. Hundreds and hundreds of pigs have come to the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary on the outskirts of Tucson. Most of the pigs will live their lives here, free of harm, and some will be adopted.
Think all pigs are fat? Think again. Many pigs come to the Sanctuary arrive with bones sticking out from being malnourished or hooves so long they can barely walk or pigs so fat they cannot breathe or open their eyes.
What amazing stories the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary has to tell.
What humble dedicated volunteerism they show the rest of us.
At their Ironwood Sanctuary they receive a home, love, security, and a routine they can depend on.
The top photo shows Dexter and Jeannie who share a couple things in common. They are two spotted hogs and both arrived as strays with injuries. Jeannie has been at the Sanctuary for a few years. She was a stray in Oracle, Arizona, where she had been coming to visit a family with horses to find food. She had acquired some bad injuries from dogs or coyotes, but survived those and has been here for many years. She and Laverne, one of our old potbelly pigs, have bonded and have remained companions for all these years.
Dexter arrived at Ironwood in December 2010. He was a young baby as well. He was found on a hiking trail in Phoenix by a man when Dexter ran out in front of him and the man followed him back to the parking lot where a small carrier and some food was left. Someone had just dumped him there. He was very dehydrated and unable to keep water down. The man took him home and Dexter recovered. Dexter was brought to Ironwood. It was later discovered he had a BB gun shot below his eye. The BB was removed without any lasting injury.
You can buy bracelets in Tucson at:
-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon – accepts credit cards/cash/checks for bracelets)
-Sissy’s Pet Grooming Salon, 7350 N. La Cholla Blvd (in Albertsons Shopping Center), 229-9898 – (accepts cash/checks for bracelets)
At the above locations, make checks payable to Ironwood Pig Sanctuary ($20).
You can also buy bracelets online (add $5.50 S&H) via Etsy.