Hog Haven Farm

Deer Trail, CO   |  www.hoghavenfarm.org

Mission

Hog Haven Farm strives to provide a safe, happy home for potbellied pigs that are rescued from situations of abandonment, abuse, or neglect. We help potbellied pigs find forever homes; offer sanctuary to both potbellied and standard breeds of pigs; and provide educational support to current & future pig owners as well as the general public.

Ruling year info

2015

Executive Director

Erin Brinkley-Burgardt

Main address

PO Box 128

Deer Trail, CO 80105 USA

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EIN

47-1595967

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Fueled by cute pictures on social media, lack of education, and lack of breeding regulations in the United States, the plight of unwanted pet pigs has become an epidemic. Statistics show that only 2-5% of pet pigs remain in one home throughout their lives, and shelters & sanctuaries are overwhelmed nationwide. Potbellied pigs, or mini pigs, grow between 70lbs and 300lbs, and do not mature until they are 4-5 years old; many of these pets are sold as "teacup pigs," and are dumped before their first birthday--usually when they've grown beyond size expectations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Breaking the Myth - Teacup Pigs

Hog Haven Farm strives to educate the general public and potential pig parents about miniature pigs by discrediting the teacup pig myth. Hog Haven Farm offers community education programs at public locations, such as libraries, rec centers, and other businesses, providing accurate information about pet pigs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hog Haven Farm rescues potbellied "mini" pigs from situations of abandonment, abuse and neglect. Many of our rescues exceeded size expectations, and others come from abusive homes, hoarding situations, or are saved from slaughter. Rescuing pigs and providing a safe, loving, happy home for these creatures is our main goal. We strive to adopt out as many pigs as possible, to strictly screened forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hog Haven Farm has taken in a variety of injured animals from poor conditions; we have seen victims of dog attacks, human-caused cruelty. These pigs come to us in need of physical and mental rehabilitation, and we spay and neuter all of our pigs. The expenses incurred from providing this program is significant.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Hog Haven Farm services area nursing homes, assisted living and memory care facilities with one of our trained therapy pigs. Visits typically last 45 minutes to one hour, and the pigs bring joy, smiles, and memories to the elderly. In addition, we offer therapy visits to youth programs.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hog Haven Farm is hoping to educate future pig parents about pigs as creatures and pets, and to help slow down the craze for "teacup pigs." Because breeding is not regulated, we aim to reach potential pig parents before they purchase from a breeder, and educate on size, behavior, training, and nutrition. We strive to educate the general public about pigs as creatures, and advocate for compassionate living through a vegan diet. In addition to educational outreach, Hog Haven Farm provides sanctuary for many pigs who are not adoptable (to no fault of their own).

Hog Haven Farm organizes educational talks throughout the year, across the Denver-metro area. These educational talks cover all things pig, including breaking the myth about teacup pigs, how pigs act behaviorally, and more--and we plan programming at locations that are animal-friendly, allowing us to bring a pig on site for positive interaction with our audiences.

Hog Haven Farm seeks partnerships for educational fundraising opportunities, including local breweries, libraries, and college student groups, where we can be hosted for educational programming combined with fundraising efforts.

Hog Haven Farm runs educational programs across the Denver-metro area, with youth, college students, and the elderly. We promote our sanctuary through educational fundraisers once per quarter, and we invite the public to visit our sanctuary to interact with pigs and learn more. Hog Haven Farm also publishes resources online, via social media outlets and its blog.

All intakes are spayed or neutered to prevent breeding and more unwanted piglets.

In five years, Hog Haven Farm has rescued more than 200 pigs, and has adopted more than 80 to loving forever homes. We have grown significantly in this same time frame, from only 8 pigs at our location in 2015, to 120 in 2019.

Our goal for 2020 is focused on expansion, specifically to build a barn capable of comfortably housing all of the pigs currently on site, with room to spare for emergencies and quarantine areas. With the 2020 pandemic, the ability to host events for public awareness and fundraising has been negatively impacted, so Hog Haven Farm has been creating new programming online to drive engagement.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hog Haven Farm

Board of directors
as of 3/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Heidi Loveless


Board co-chair

Dr. Luisa Taylor

Strasburg Veterinary Clinic

Term: 2020 - 2022

Katie Kapral

Jeremy Loveless

Andrew Burgardt

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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