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Big Pigs

Big Pig

Top pig coming through at a solid 700 lbs! He's a boss... just look at him! Learn more about his incredible story.

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Sissy joined us in October 2020 and is ready to take on the world! She is the littermate of our pal Tiny, who crossed the rainbow bridge in July 2020.

Born at a pig farm in horrible conditions, Wanda was surrendered to AFS as a companion for his sick brother Wally.

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The king of belly rubs. Really, touch his ribs and Thrasher begins the flop. Surrendered from FFA.

Sweet, shy, and gentle this sweet girl loves to hang in the wallows and spend time with Milkshake.

Saved from a small pen in a RV park, Lucy narrowly escaped being killed and instead a lovely woman secured her freedom.

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What can't Wally overcome? Saved as a baby, covered in infections with pneumonia, broke a femur at 2. Strong, kind, and worthy.


Rescued at a week old from a pig farm where she was dying. She became BFFs with Polly who joined us just a week later.


Left to die on a pig farm, a good samaritan got Polly freed at a week old. She recovered in our care. "Sister" of Penny.


The pig that started it al! Doya is 600 lbs. of love and sweetness! He's a big fan of belly rubs and loves affection.


Tink also known as Queen of the wallow. She is often found enjoying a mud bath and will flop for belly rubs.


Pan is the pig version of the 😝 emoji. He's the smallest of the group but is quite comfortable with his role as little guy.

Little Pigs

Little Pigs


Panchito enjoys affection but isn't pushy about it. Likes to blow bubbles in the wallow and hang with his pal Jose.


Jose is the littlest pig at the sanctuary but don't tell him that. He is convinced that he is top pig and fights for his right to party.


Will quickly flop onto his belly to snuggle into the dirt or flop onto his side and stretch out for a belly rub.


Top pig in the little pigs crew. Peabody was found as a stray but still welcomes love and belly rubs.

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The first AFS "little pig". NEVER show up late with breakfast. Often found snoozing in an PIGloo. A fan favorite!


Loves to sprawl out in the sun. Strawberries are one of her favorites. She is a gentle giant in the little pig world!


Rescued as a baby, PeeWee is a ittle lover. He is fully grown now, but we see him as this little boo above. 


Licorice, the little nomad. He’s been working through human trust issues but is still such a sweet boy.


We call him Mr. Miyagi for a reason! Wise beyond his years. Learn more about this sweet boy and newest little pig.

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After spending the first year of her life in a testing facility in San Diego, Laverne was freed from the laboratory. Curious, playful, and loving.

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This little and spunky guy was found as a stray, scavenging for food at a horse barn.

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Surrendered to AFS alongside her brother, Hamlet, Opal has battled with serious medical issues the last few years.

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The adoptive brother of Opal, joining the sanctuary as an owner surrender. Hamlet it strong willed and spirited.

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Abandoned at AFS with his sister Scout, Hammer is gentle, loving, sweet and recovering from a hard start to life.

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Surrendered to AFS when her human mom became ill, Rosie is gentle, loving, and get's along well with all of her piggy friends.

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Abandoned at AFS with her brother Hammer, Scout is gentle, loving, sweet and recovering from a hard start to life.

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Left to die after her prior "owners" moved, Sally roamed a neighborhood with goat friend, Jack, until they were brought to AFS.




Missy is small but mighty! She typically keeps her distance, but that makes interactions with her all that more meaningful.


Rowdy in name, not in action. This sweet man is a gentle soul, loves scratches and gets daily treatment for arthritis to help with his limp.


Norbert was named after a Harry Potter dragon, but is more of a love-breathing mythical creature than fire-breathing. A big fan of scratches and the most dedicated grazer.


Ricky is small, but has earned the rank of "top goat" in his group. Don't let that fool you, Ricky will be first in line for back scratches when humans come around.


Daniel is the sweetest litttttttle boy. He is gentle, loving and often ranked in the top 3 for "most beautiful eyes" at AFS when we poll his friends.


Buddy is such a strong boy, taking blindness by the horns and not letting that hold him back. He is 100% a lap puppy and excitedly awaits snuggle time.


Bertha is the reincarnation of Curious George in a goats body. She is always finding ways to get through fences or sneak attacking volunteers to get extras from the feed bucket.


The O.G. (original goat) as we like to call her. Cookie is calm and kind, she is often found laying with her daughter, Bertha. An incredible ambassador for AFS.

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Betsy Ross is the believed to be the oldest goat at the sanctuary, but that doesn't mean she gets pushed around. She comes battle ready when there is a need to claim access to the hay feeder.


Buttercup is the most shy of the goats. She likes to give her love from a distance, and does so through the cute heart print on her forehead.


Daisy is one of our amazing mamas, joined by her son Ned! She has a ton of fun playing "run away" during hoof trimming and vetting time. 


Ned is joined by his amazing mom, Daisy! Ned is a social butterfly, always trying to get a snuggle, or giving you a bump to say hi!

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Named for his desire to eat anything, Tin Can is always first in line for treats. This goofy goat is vocal, social, and ready to make you laugh!


Maternal to the other goats and quiet company to humans, Nike brings a sense of peace wherever she goes.


Sweet Bocephus just wants to be held and cuddled. This gentle boy is quickly making friends with anyone he meets, including his newest goat pal, Wawa.


Wawa is a confident and social goat who loves snuggling with her besite, Bocephus.

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Born at a goat farm where she was "used" from her milk. Eventually her herd was allowed to be freed and found AFS.

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Born at a goat farm where she was "used" from her milk. Eventually her herd was allowed to be freed and found AFS.

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One of the top goats in our herd, Steve is easily noticed in the pasture with his impressive horns and rowdy behavior.

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Along with her twin sister, Keeva, Ciara was brought to AFS at 2 weeks old after their mama was killed by a coyote.


A Boy Named Sue was found near the highway in inner city Houston at just a few weeks old. Small, spunky, and strong.

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Abandoned and disgarded with his pig friend, Sally, Jack is shy but gentle. Soon to challenge for top rank in Bleat Street.

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Born at a goat farm where she was "used" for her milk. Eventually her herd was allowed to be freed and found AFS.

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Surrendered to us from FFA, Beto is sweet, loving, playful, and all traits puppy dog.

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A brave and strong mama who was saved with her 2 babies, opening the door for many other family members to be freed to AFS and beyond.

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Surrendered to AFS after being hit by a car and losing a leg, Bill shows us on a daily basis that this does not hold him back.

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Born blind into the dairy industry, Tilly was given love and thus granted freedom to forever roam Buddy's Buds.



Sweet Olivia prefers to snack solo but is already up for a cuddle after! She gets along with everyone she meets!



Rosie was our first cow and she remains a special part of our family! She is deaf, has strong boundaries, and will let you know if she needs some space, but she's a lover at heart.


Harvey lives without fear and does not struggle with her confidence. She loves to be loved on and can often be found running around with zoomies.

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Bo Diddley hasn't met a fence/gate that he can't break. Bo welcomes affection and is a loving father to his daughter Valentine.


Reba is the proud mom of Valentine! She can be a little shy with humans but loves lounging with her family!


The only baby born at the sanctuary. Val is inquisitive and wants to know if your fingers are food. Might give your hand a little lick to find out!

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Jessie Mae is the beautiful matriarch of two of our other cows — Dexter and Sydney! Jessie is partially blind in both of her eyes but that doesn't hold her back!


Dexter, aka "Mr. Fluff", loves taking dips in the pond and is all about affection... could he be any cuter? 


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Saved from the dairy industry this little lady had quite the tragic start to life. Now she roams free with her daughter, Maggie.

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Born on the land AFS now calls home, her whole family was stolen from her at just a few months old. She is forever safe with us and her new family.


The leader of our Oklahoma 6, and big man on campus. Larry spent his whole life on a cattle ranch until the rancher granted him freedom.

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A quiet soul, Louie's bashfulness is only matched by his large horns. Spared a tragic fate in the ag industry, Louie joined us with the OK6.

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The future head of the herd. Merle is curious, strong willed, unbelievably handsome and the first son his mama, Paulette, get's to grow old with.

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This strong woman lived a very hard life before coming to AFS. A "breeder" in the ag industry that was granted freedom with the other OK6.

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Horns as sharp as her motherly instinct. Terri is one of our mamas from the OK6 who was rescued while pregnant and now gets to grow old with her babies.

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Born at AFS 9 months after his family, the OK6, arrived here. He will grow old only ever knowing sanctuary, love, family, and freedom.

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Born into a sad life on a cattle ranch where family came and went endlessly. When he mama, Noble, was granted freedom she was also brought to AFS.

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The oldest residents at AFS. Noble, born around 2004 knew 19 years of heartbreak in the ag industry. Finally, she was freed and came to AFS with her daughter.

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Strong willed, and forever Copper's mama. Pearl joined us from Arkansas when she gave birth to a very special boy who allowed them to be seen and freed.


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Roaming scared and blind at an auction yard when he was 8 months old, Snoopy stood out to a young boy who fell in love with him and got him freed.

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One of the sweetest souls, in the largest possible body. Stolen from his mama at days old in the dairy industry, Pax became sick and thus seen.

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Days before Christmas 2022 four day old Zoe was dying and handed over to our team by a rancher. She fought and overcame so much and now lives the sanctuary life.

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Born blind and found neck deep in a mudpit at just a few weeks old. His vulnerability allowed him to be individualized and then freed.

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At a month old, blind, and sick this sweet boy was brought to AFS. He is growing to learn his new home and building a new family along the way.

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Born at AFS with the zest and curiousity of her mama, Bobbie Jean. She is self proclaimed leader of the young herd members.

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Born at AFS 9 months after her family, the OK6, arrived here. She will grow old only ever knowing sanctuary, love, family, and freedom.

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Our youngest resident of the original OK6. Waylon is a little shy, but carries some of his mama Terri's spark with him.

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Brought to AFS blind and sick Boo regained his eyesite after a few weeks of medical treatment by our team. He is sweet, kind, and welcoming to the other special babies we welcome here.


Sydney joined us with his mom Jessie Mae and adopted brother Dexter. He is hailed as "Duke of the Pond", hoping for that King role when he's grown.


Chickens, Ducks, & Quail


Don't move too slowly during feeding time if you don't want Robin to speed you up!


Piper is the smallest of the Cornish Crew...and the quickest too!


Falcon moves at the speed of light. This sweet girl is one of the smaller hens in the Marvel flock, but uses her speed to separate from the pack and be first to the treats.


Berni loves to monitor volunteers while they are in her pen (in the hopes of extra treats of course).


Don't let his size intimidate you, Thor is a lover and such a handsome boy.

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Black Widow's name is a little bit of a misnomer. This girl is incredibly sweet, but shy and loves dust bathing.


King of the Coop! Galactus is the leader of the Marvel Flock and takes his role seriously. Don't tell him we said this, but despite his flexing, he is an angel.


Yondu likes to rock out and has the hair-do for the job.


Nebula is shy put and often found sitting on eggs in her coop.

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The Spring Chickens were Tractor Supply "Chick Day" rescues. They are affectionate and welcoming to any new resident that joins them. They are a brave and curious bunch.

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The Spring Ducks came from a variety of backgrounds! They can always be found together and love spending their days splashing around in the water.

Mini Donkeys

Mini Donkeys

Dolly holds the title of being the first Austin Farm Sanctuary donkey! She is the definition of a lover and welcomes scratches from her volunteer friends. 


Coco is the spunkiest animal at the sanctuary. She is often seen running the cows off from their food and doing what appears to be impromptu karate at every corner of her pasture.



Cheezy is on a mission for a belly rub! He loves herding anyone he can around the farm, and the only ulterior motive is snuggles.


Lottie is our gentle giant, welcoming new folks at the gate and then sticking around in case anyone needs anything!


Brink came to our sanctuary in 2017 alongside his sister, Lottie! Of the pupper party, Brink is just a sweet lover.


Finn is one of the old timers, as he was Chris' dog from long before sanctuary days. Finn is one of the reasons they purchased the large property to begin with!


Lily has found in an abandoned shed, caring for 5 one-week old puppies and dying from a gun shot wound that caused her to lose her leg. BUT look at her now <3



Wiz is our master gardener, tending to his very own track of land each day! He loves greeting people at the fence or hanging out in his handcrafted hole.

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