New York: Sleepy Pig Farm Swapping Redding Farm for New York Grange
Tiffany Paltauf, 24, was able to rescue a single pig from desperate conditions a few years earlier. Today, with a growing community of animals, the owner of Sleepy Pig Farm and Animal Sanctuary-trades her old farmhouse for a New York stable, moving all her goats, chickens, and pigs, too.
Paltauf is taking 17 rescue animals from the group to a 10-acre farm in Granville, New York, to get more land and eliminating Connecticut price tags. She and her husband leased farmland for the livestock, but they complain it has been too expensive.
As the sanctuary moves to a new venue, Paltauf has established a GoFundMe to help the donation-dependent organization make the necessary renovations to the new house. They’ve earned about $1,000 of their $50,000 target.
The money raised is going to install water, insulation, and stall walls to the stable. As well as new fences and upgrades to the property’s outbuildings, according to Paltauf. Fencing materials alone would cost about $15,680, Paltauf said.
Paltauf claims that the sanctuary would not be able to save any animals without extra donations. About the laborious task of rescuing animals, Paltauf remains adamant about protecting livestock from farm abuse, which she claims she experienced firsthand and wishes others will understand.
When Patlauf was 18 years old—exploring the Vermont dairy farms for a job—he came across a farm where the cows were living in especially desperate circumstances. When scooping out the land, she discovered a cement pit full of pigs and piglets, all of whom—if not even dead—had scarcely survived.
Paltauf, horrified, also arranged a bargain with the farmer to save the remaining piglet. She cared for the piglet—later named Maybelle—and watched her grow up as an adult. Maybelle is now over 700 pounds, staying in the shelter with 16 other species.
Paltauf aims to rescue those like Maybelle and give them a home.
“Animals deserve to be recognized and heard. There are so many animals out there that need assistance from us,” Paltauf said.