Have you ever had a turkey sit in your lap and beg you to pet it till it fell asleep?
Or, had a goat ask you to scratch its ear? Well, now you can. Fill your heart at Patchwork Pastures Animal Sanctuary, home to surrendered, abused or neglected farm animals located in Wantage, NJ.
Three of the six boys rescued! They don't have names but came from a home where they lived in an unheated shed, no hay, windows, doors or heat lamps. They ate through the floor to stay warm in 9 degree weather. Big guy was headed to be euthanized as aggressive and dangerous. He is a love bug, not an ounce of aggression since his removal.
Peanut & Butter were surrendered after their family had been killed by fox. These guys were two of three who survived. Peanut sports a black ring on his eye and Butter, sweet as she is, sports a heart on her back. They love spinach salad and grapes!
Bernard is as sweet as can be, a super playful cuddly little guy. Bernard came to us October 2020 a loving home who just couldn't dedicate the time he needed, so Patchwork Pastures is now his forever home. Bernard loves FOOD and his piggy friends!
Penelope was brought to us when her family reached out because their daughter was going away to college and they could no longer care for her. She is a little skittish but a love once she gets her belly rubbed.
Another brave little man rescued in the February rescue where 16 mini pigs were removed from unlivable conditions, subject to freezing weather conditions with no hay, heat or water with a shed they chewed through the floor to burrow into the frozen dirt to keep warm. Brave boy!
Four of the ten lovely ladies rescued in the February rescue where 16 mini pigs were removed from unlivable conditions, subject to freezing weather conditions with no hay, heat or water with a shed they chewed through the floor to burrow into the frozen dirt to keep warm. These girls are all expecting.
Truffle is the proud new mama to seven little dwarfs, totally unexpected surprise. These little ones are a joy to see every day and are thriving, even after many sleepless nights dripping formula into the runts mouth just to keep him going.
Hamlet is our only foster piggy. He is a joy to have at the sanctuary but will be reunited with his family once their housing is sorted. These are rough times and its not easy getting a home that allows pigs, so they're buying him a new home! That is pure love!
Percy the Peacock was taken in after his family moved away and left him behind with neighbors. Not having any experience raising a Peahen chick they surrendered her to us at 4 months of age. Today Percy is as sassy as they come. She loves grapes and likes to sunbathe on warm days.
These are two of the spunkiest roosters you'll ever meet. Marshmallow was named for his beautiful white feathers and Dynamite is like a little firecracker. These guys definitely have a napoleon complex and waste no time showing us who's boss! Cute little dudes with giant attitudes.
Sponsor Dynamite & Marshmallow
Yes, they all look the same, so we have names them collectively as Aflac 1,2,3,4,5 & 6! Now you can figure out who is who lol!!!
Jacquopeacocko is our eldest male peacock who joined our sanctuary about a year ago. He's a cool dude in a lose mood and loves showing off his fan feathers. He will never admit it but he has a crush on Percy the peahen.
Guincenza is our little Guinea Hen. She definitely thinks she is the boss. You can hear her chirping ever so loudly across the farm and down the road. People are amazed at the lung capacity of this chick!
13 in total with very brave attitudes and broad navigational skills. Yes these fluffy feathery creatures love to roam the field in search of the next best bug and adore eating freshly sewed grass seed. But most importantly they love people and will literally walk between your legs hoping to get a treat or two.
Henry was 18 year old Sun Conure who was a "sell it quick" bird at a pet store because of infected pin feathers and was a great deal they said. They have no idea how much joy Henry has brought to our family. He has aided in the recovery of all our children with his amazing personality and cuddle ability. AND he loved grapes! Sadly Henry passed away March 2022. He will forever be missed....
Duke and Duchess joined our Patchwork family at only 5 days old April of 2022. We've watched them grow and noticed one had a slight crooked leg. The vet confirmed a genetic disorder where we will simply watch her and give her the best life she could have with her disability and monitor quality of life. Sadly Duchess crossed the rainbow five days after her first birthday. Duke has been a trooper although he does miss the companionship of his sister. You can sponsor Duke in memory of Duchess which will provide much needed repairs to his house.
Cinderella, a gorgeous elder who came to us after her caregivers could no longer care for her due to health concerns. She was a former show girl and really knows how to strut her stuff once she's on a lead. Sadly Cinderella crossed over the rainbow February 2023 to her true forever home in the great big beautiful sky. A sponsorship for Cinderella will plant a tree or shrub which will grow in her memory.
Blondie is a Diva! Blondie came to us with Cinderella and Beth when their loving owners couldn't care for them any longer. She's a beautiful brown and white color and is a hugger. She loves to greet everyone and will literally lean on you for a cuddle. Blondie is also quite vocal and enjoys a good conversation.
Larry is a lover! Larry came to us with his brothers when their owners could no longer care for them. He is a kisser and a cuddle bug who just enjoys life with his human friends.
Meet Mo! Mo came to us with his brothers Larry and Curly when their caring owner could no longer care for them. Mo is a sweet boy who loves to play. He jumps around like a rabbit and enjoys a good cuddle too.
Curly is a cutie! He's a super playful guy who came to us with his brothers Larry & Mo when their owner could no longer care for them. He LOVES to cuddle and comes running as soon as he hears the feed buggy LOL.
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On Valentines Day we rescued16 Mini Pigs from uninhabitable conditions
Born January 24, 2021, welcome The Seven Dwarfs
Meet Blondie, one of our 7 Alpaca who found their forever home here at the sanctuary
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