What does it cost to run a rescue?
We often get asked why we don't rehome our pigs for free? We get asked how donations are spent? How much does it cost to run a rescue?! So I thought I’d explain some of the costs. The simple answer is, ALOT!
Here are just some of the things we have to pay for weekly -
-So firstly we go through 2 bales of hay a week at £7 each.
- We use 1 bale of readigrass at £17.75
-We go through to 2 bales of Bedmax bedding at £7.50 each.
-We spend £50+ a week on fresh veg.
-We go through a minimum of one 10kg bag of food a week at £25 a bag.
-We buy forage and treats each week which comes to about £20-£30
This doesn’t include vet bills, bran, critical care, medical supplies like fungal cream and parasite treatments or the new hides, tunnels and beds we are constantly buying.
As well as replacing things like food bowls and water bottles etc.
And doesn’t cover the cages, heating, lighting or upgrades and improvements to our set ups.
This is why we appreciate donations more than anything, every pound adds up, every bag of hay, food and treats adds up and helps us more than anything. We can’t thank you enough for your support in helping with the pigs. There are a few things I have probably missed off this list as there’s so much stuff that goes into helping these little piggies recover and have the best life possible but these are just the basics of our weekly costs.
At the moment we have a lot of pigs here, several who are pregnant, just had babies or are on pregnancy watch which means all of our costs will increase as the number of pigs increases. We also have many pigs receiving medical care and treatments.
It’s expensive but we don’t mind as we love what we do and love helping all these little piggies get back on their feet and have the best life they could possibly have.
This is the financial costs, emotionally and physically caring for the pigs takes a toll too. We are so very thankful for all of your support!