Emergency, Disaster, and Hurricane Planning is vital to the safety of your family and pets. Plan well ahead of time.
What you can do to prepare:
Microchip Order a low cost or
free assistance microchip from
the American Mini Pig Rescue
501c3 nonprofit organization.
Learn more about microchipping
your pet pigs & microchip
First Aid Kit Keep a grab & go bag filled with essential first aid items. Read full list here.
Food & Water Keep 3 days worth
of food & water stored in airtight
containers for travels. Additional
foods suitable for mini pigs short
term are oatmeal, multi grain low
sugar cereals (Cheerios, etc), seeds,
nuts, and other healthy snacks.
Help Rescue Workers Find & Reunite Your Pets
The AMPA Store has window and door
fire & emergency decal stickers to alert
emergency personnel to the presence of
your pets. The AMPA Fire & Emergency
Bundle also includes two wallet cards
to provide contact information of your
pets at home. If pets are left at home
during hurricane evacuation, be sure
to include your phone number on
windows, doors, and written directly on
your pet. ORDER HERE.
Crate or Carrier Sized appropriately for your pet. Feed meals inside the carrier to help acclimate your pig to the cage & keep their stress level low during the emergency travels.
Harness Sized appropriately for your
pet. Practice putting the harness on
and walking short distances. Learn
more about harness training here.
Car Ride Training Train your pig
to get in/out of the car comfortably.
Practice frequently before needed
to make sure you can load your
pig(s) under pressure. Learn more
Find Accommodations Plan ahead where you will stay during evacuation. Understand most public shelters will not allow pets. Friends or pet friendly hotels may be considered.
Familiar Items Bring along blankets, toys, or treat dispensers that may help keep your pig comfortable or entertained during travels.
Photo Carry a photo of you & your pet. This can be useful if you become separated. You can use the photo to network and help finding the lost pet. If the pet is found your photo will prove ownership so the rescuing agency will release the pet back to you quickly.
Connect If you can offer help, temporary housing, boarding, transport or other helpful services post on the free Mini Pig Classifieds.
If you need assistance with boarding, transport, temporary housing post on the free Mini Pig Classifieds.
The AMPA’s official Mini Pig Training Handbook: Tricks, Life Skills, and Communication With Your Mini Pig is the first training book of it’s kind! An impressive 130 pages full of training instruction, behavior, communication, problem solving, aggression, tricks, manners, and FULL COLOR or B & W photos to help you visualize the wonderful companion that is within your reach.
One of the keys to a long and successful relationship with your mini pig is training and enrichment. Pigs are incredibly intelligent animals. Highly trainable and they thrive when their minds are stimulated and challenged. A well trained pig is a happy pig. Every time you train with your mini pig, you are improving your communication and strengthening your bond. Training teaches your mini pig the skills she needs to be a well behaved member of the family. Training also gives her the tools she needs to communicate with you.
Basic Life Skills ♦ Harness and Leash ♦ Potty Training ♦ Fun Tricks Obstacle Course ♦ Teaching Respect ♦ Enrichment Activities
Tricks, Life Skills, and Communication
With Your Mini Pig