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Animal Sanctuary Is Looking For 'Piggy Cuddlers'

Animal-lovers are flocking to volunteer at a South Carolina animal sanctuary that is seeking people to cuddle with its pigs and feed them cookies to help get them ready for adoption.

The Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuaryin Leesville, South Carolina, took to Facebook on January 23 to post a help-wanted ad looking for ‘piggy cuddles’ to spend some quality time with its rescued pigs.

The post read:

“Do you want to help make a huge difference in the lives of the pigs of Cotton Branch? Come help socialize our adoptable residents so they can move into our adoption program with ease!”

As a ‘piggy cuddler’ you would be sitting with the pigs, scratching their bellies, and even just talking to them in order to help get them ready for their forever homes.

All volunteer cuddles must be 18 years or older, or between the ages of 16 and 18 and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Cotton Branch Farm serves as a safe place for abandoned, abused, neglected, and elderly farm animals, and a little over a year ago, it rescued 550 pigs from a hoarding situation in Kentucky.

So far, 400 out of the 550 rescue pigs have been adopted, according to WLTX.

The Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary has had an overwhelmingly positive response to its Facebook posts, with people from all over the country signing up to cuddle its remaining pigs.

Although volunteer spots have already filled up through March, and the Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary announced on Facebook on Sunday that it has now added new spots in April to volunteer! Check out their Facebook page to find out about their volunteer opportunities! 

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