Thanks to Corrine Baker and her husband, Dan, over 100 rescued pigs now have a place to call home.
It started in April 2018 when they rescued 23 potbelly pigs from a case of neglect. With the help of animal advocates, they started Outsiders Farm and Sanctuary.
"They’re not meat pigs, they’re potbelly pigs," Corrine Baker said. "So, we wanted to make sure they went to pet homes and not to be exploited or put in another bad situation."
The Bakers set up the sanctuary as a nonprofit, allowing people to visit and learn about potbelly pigs. They are now caring for 185 pigs, for whom they hope to find forever homes.
Corrine says that it can be a financial strain at times, but it’s one they can’t resist.
"I never in my life dreamed of having a pig sanctuary," she said. "Yesterday I was cooking five gallons of scrambled eggs to feed them, and I was like, ‘This is the most bizarre, off-the-wall thing,’ but they get so happy from it. Our kids really enjoy taking care of them and being around them, and they’re just a neat asset to the family, I guess."