Polly Piggins

"I dare you to be great – go, on stand up and speak out. We get to determine what the future is.” ― Polly Higgins

Polly Piggins was born on 30 October 2014. 

Polly Piggins 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 pig and her brother Albert Sweinstein 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.

She was named after the amazing Eco Activist Polly Higgins, who has dedicated her life fighting for planet earth and asks us to dare to ask the big questions and determine our own future.

Polly will live on to be an activist of his kind, an ambassador of kindness - you can sponsor Polly and her 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.

Your donation


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:

  1. $25 - receive sponsorship pack (certificate, photo & story) via email

  2. $50 - receive printed certificate, A4 printed photo, story in a stunning A4 folder

  3. $75 - receive a printed certificate, A4 printed photo, and story in a stunning A4 folder along with an organic cotton piglet tea towel valued at $25

All ongoing sponsors (monthly contributions) are eligible for the printed sponsorship pack.


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