With concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to assure you that we are continuing to remain extremely vigilant of the situation. During this time, we are doing everything to ensure that Pigs In The Wood remains as safe as possible for all volunteers . We are following government advice to minimise the risk of transmission.
Due to the new changes as of 5th January 2021, we are now closed for visitors until further notice. All bookings have been cancelled. All adoptions will automatically have an extra 2 months added to validation date.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and as such rely totally on donations. So let's hope the changes are for a short period.
Please email once lockdown has changed for a new booking slot.
We hope to return back to normal when government advice allows and will give updates on Facebook and Instagram as soon as we have them.
As we have had to cancel our events in the latter half of the year, please help us raise the £3,500 plus shortfall by donating here:
We will update about events for 2021 when we have details.
As a charity, we are extremely grateful for your continued support in these uncertain times. Aside from visiting, you can continue to help us by adopting a pig or making a donation.
If there are any changes to the above, we will issue a further update. Thank you for bearing with us.
Pigs in the Wood is a non-profit sanctuary for pigs that have been rescued from various situations. We are based in the village of Scissett, Huddersfield in 10 acres of woodland where the pigs roam free and live naturally. The wood is currently home to 20 pigs that are cared for by our team of volunteers who work 7 days a week ensuring the needs of the pigs are always met.
Our aim is to provide a home for pigs that have been abused and mistreated. In order to develop the sanctuary further we need to raise funding to build shelters for the pigs and for fencing to make the wood more practical and safe for both the pigs and visitors. Once the work has been completed in the wood we can have regular opening times and opportunities for people to help look after the pigs and the woodland. Where we are unable to take pigs in to our sanctuary, we help to find them a home and are building contacts to give them more prospects to find them a safe, loving place to live.
Some of the work we do to promote the sanctuary includes school visits, where we talk about Pigs in the Wood and welcome students to come to us to learn about the pigs in their natural environment. We will also encourage colleges and individual groups to visit the wood for educational purposes. In addition, we hold events at the wood for occasions such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas, and also attend events such as festivals and fairs where possible.
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