"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." - Albert Einstein
Birth date: 30 October 2014
Rescue date: 30 Jan 2015
Albert Sweinstein was rescued from a school "Paddock to plate" project, where pigs are bred to be sold for slaughter. Saved by a loving, compassionate family living in suburbia, this little guy and his sister Polly Piggins soon became the target of complaints from neighbours. And so, the call went out to try and find them a more suitable forever home. Fortunately, we were able to offer this pair sanctuary, and with the help of the beautiful people at Hart Acres Animal Haven, we arranged their 9-hour journey to their new home.
He was named after the inspirational Albert Einstein, whose wisdom was not only the wisdom of the brain but also of the heart.
Albert will live on to be an activist of his kind, an ambassador of kindness - you can sponsor Albert & his friends below.
Help Protect Pigs
Pigs are the flagship species for Little Oak – indeed it was a pig who inspired us to start the sanctuary and of all animals, they hold a very special significance to us. Pigs are amazing beings, they are smart, funny characters, sadly we rarely get to see them as the individuals they are. Today, over 5 million pigs are confined in sheds across the country each year. Their lives are short and filled with suffering - but it doesn't have to be this way.
When you sponsor a pig you will be helping protect pigs. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual pigs and the plight of their kind across the nation.
Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about pigs through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the pigs at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.
Could feed the pigs in our care for a day
Could provide worming and hoof care for pigs in need
Could help provide food and vet care for pigs in our care
Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?
A pig sponsorship makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special sponsorship gift pack includes a stunning colour A4 photograph, Little Oak fact book, sponsorship certificate, and more. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.
There are 3 different levels of sponsorship:
$25 - receive sponsorship pack (certificate, photo & story) via email
$50 - receive printed certificate, A4 printed photo, story in a stunning A4 folder
$75 - receive a printed certificate, A4 printed photo, and story in a stunning A4 folder along with an organic cotton piglet tote bag valued at $30
All ongoing sponsors (monthly contributions) are eligible for the printed sponsorship pack.