What is Rooterville Animal Sanctuary?

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary is located in Melrose, FL. Rooterville provides a safe and compassionate refuge to rescued farm animals. These precious farm animals are just like our pet dogs and cats. Every one is an individual who deserves to be loved and be treated kindly.

We provide them all with a healthy diet and comfy home filled with love and good care. Our residents, which we kindly refer to as ambassadors, are the lucky ones who have come here from all sorts of situations but primarily as the result of abuse, abandonment, and neglect. They include pot-bellied pigs, farm pigs, cows, goats, turkeys, mini-horses, horses, chickens and a few dogs and cats. Rooterville Animal Sanctuary currently provides a beautiful home to over one hundred rescued animals.


Rooterville was founded by Elaine West in 2004 to care for the many unwanted, abandoned, and abused pot-bellied pigs in need of a safe and loving home. Unfortunately, most animal control agencies or Humane Societies will not take in unwanted pet pigs or farm animals, so many of these former pets end up meeting a gruesome fate simply because no one is there to help.

Sadly, we have to turn away more than 10 animals every week because we do not have the funding or the space to save them. You can help by generously supporting Rooterville so that we can meet our needs of feed and staffing to care for the animals we have and have the ability to take in more of these unwanted refugees. We are willing to do more and help more, we just need more good people like you, willing to pay the cost of caring for these animals in dire need.

Why donate to Rooterville Animal Sanctuary?

When you donate to Rooterville Animal Sanctuary you help us care for the animals here at Rooterville. Your kindness allows us to continue providing second chances to animals in need and encouraging more people just like you to make kinder choices in their daily lives. We can't save them all but together, we can make a HUGE difference in the numbers of animals being raised in brutally cruel conditions on factory farms by simply encouraging others to make kind choices.

We need more good people to join us in making sure the animal's needs are met and with enough support, we can begin to accept more animals in dire need of rescue and lifelong care. Rescues are thrilling but once they are safe, those animals need daily care for many years. With your help, we can ensure that no animal is turned away because we cannot afford to help it. Will you join us?

Together we are a mighty force for positive change! How you spend your money is crucial to making this world a better place. What you spend your money on is a statement about what issues matter to you. Shopping at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary/ThePinkPigs.com shows that you are a compassionate, caring, and kind person who values the welfare of animals. Your donation can make a huge difference in an animal's life and helps us continue our mission of "Encouraging Compassion, Inspiring Change".

Visit our online store today. www.thepinkpigs.com

There are other ways you can help us without financially donating: Make Rooterville your choice of charities and use Amazon Smile every time you shop on Amazon. Those little donations add up to big support when enough people choose Rooterville on Amazon. You have to login to www.smile.amazon.com after you sign up and then a small percent of every purchase you make is donated to Rooterville making helping painless and easy.

What type of animals live at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary?

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary is home to over one hundred farm animals. Our wide selection of animals includes cows, horses, goats, chickens, turkeys, a few dogs and cats, and primarily pot-bellied pigs and farm pigs.

What types of products does Rooterville Animal Sanctuary offer?

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary offers a wide variety of jewelry, home decor, toys and clothing inspired by our animals in our online store, The Pink Pigs which you can vist at www.thepinkpigs.com . Our products make great gifts for any animal lover because they will not only love the products but they'll really love knowing their gift helped animals in need.

ALL of our products are new and come with a 30 day return policy, in new condition. If you are not satisfied for any reason, please let us know. We go above and beyond to make sure that our customers are pleased with their purchases from our store. We will treat you the way we would want to be treated. If there is any issue at all with an order, please get in touch and we'll make things right for you.

Please check out our store and know that every purchase is also an important way to easily help animals in need. www.thepinkpigs.com

Where do the animals on Rooterville Animal Sanctuary come from?

Rooterville animal sanctuary rescues farm animals that have been abused and neglected. We strive to save as many animals as we can. Most come from situations of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Sadly, there are many more animals needing help than we can help due to lack of funding, that is why your support is so important!

What is the mission of Rooterville Animal Sanctuary?

Rooterville Sanctuary's mission is "Encouraging Compassion and Inspiring Change." Encouraging folks like you to meet and interact with real farm animals and make kind choices is the most important work we do. Getting the word out that a whole-food, plant-based diet is not only good for animals but also the environment and our own health is crucial to helping turn the tide and making life better for everyone.

We are also dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected, and desperate farm animals all over the United States. Some we are able to bring to our sanctuary. Some we are able to save through working together with other rescues and good folks who pitch in to help get an animal in need to safety. If you would like to support our mission click on donate at the top of the page or purchase awesome products like jewelry, decor, gifts and clothing from our online store, www.thepinkpigs.com .

Please tell your friends, co-workers and relatives too! Together, we can change the world!

How can I help Rooterville Animal Sanctuary?

An easy way to help Rooterville Animal Sanctuary is to click on "donate" or purchase from our gift shop www.ThePinkPigs.com 100% of the proceeds go to helping care for our animals. Our products make great gifts for the animal lovers in your life because you are also giving to a great cause. Other ways you can give by symbolically adopting an animal. Rooterville is home to hundreds of amazing animals - from cats and dogs to cows and chickens. Oh, and pigs, of course! We need your help to give these animals the best possible life. With Rooterville's Adopt A Rescued Animal program, you can symbolically adopt an animal and help us with all of their necessities - food, shelter, and health care. You choose what kind of animal you would like to sponsor, and we will match you up with a Rooterville resident. If you want to adopt a specific animal, just let us know!

We also offer The Rooterville Rescue GEMS. Starting at just $15 a month, Rooterville Rescue GEMS gain unlimited access to the sanctuary, exclusive updates and savings at our store, where every dollar you spend helps rescued animals!

Finally, if you would like to give your time instead of money you can volunteer at Rooterville. Volunteers are an important lifeline for Rooterville. Help care for rescued animals, educate people in compassion, and save animal lives. We provide hands-on training for all individuals and groups wanting to offer their time to meet the ongoing needs of our rescued animals. By becoming a volunteer you can help in the following areas:
  • Feeding and Watering
  • Bedding Down the Animals at Night
  • General Farm Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Building Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Marketing and Event Planning
  • Clean-Up of Stalls After Feeding and General Poop Pick-Up
  • Bathing and Grooming
  • General Gardening Chores
  • Tractor Work and Mowing
  • Beekeeping
  • Office Work
  • Fundraising
  • And a Lot More!