Pigsburgh Squealers Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit pig rescue near Pittsburgh PA. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for pet pigs that are rescued from situations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. PSR strives to educate the public about pigs as pets, advocating that compassion for animals is a basic moral necessity.
We attend events throughout the region to show Pittsburghers how wonderful pigs really are. We are mini pig hoof and tusk farriers, attend birthday parties and animal events, and regularly host open houses are our property in Tarentum.
Mini pigs (aka potbelly pigs) are pet pigs that are smaller than farm pigs. Pigs are one of the most exploited animals and the “micro” and “teacup” pig myth has lead to thousands of pigs abused, neglected, and needing homes. Breeders lie to make money off of litters born from underage, overbred pigs. Do not fall for the scam! Intact pigs do not make good pets and underfeeding any animal will only lead to lifelong health problems.
Pigsburgh Squealers Rescue’s long term goals:
• Promote mini pigs as the third recognized domesticated animal and pet by providing education and resources to the general public.
• Provide a safe home for rescued mini pigs, a place for rehabilitation of pigs; and a welcoming environment for the community to become better acquainted with animals associated with food.
• Educate the community about mini pigs as creatures and pets.
• Educate the community about farm animals through volunteer programs, organization visits to our farm (schools, etc.), and allow community to work directly with the animals to learn more about them.
• Educate the community about sustainable food options; farm animals are more than dinner, and educational programs are paramount in creating change within the food industry.
• Create outreach program for children with disabilities.
• Lobby for certain townships and boroughs to amend zoning restrictions on mini pigs where pigs are considered livestock and not allowed. Homeowners may amend individual zoning on their home, but process is difficult and doesn’t yield results.