Smith & Agli's Potbelly Manor
At Potbelly Manor our rescue activities are 100% devoted to pigs.
We do have many other rescued animals that live on the farm as permanent residents but only take in and adopt out pigs (sorry cats, dogs, ferrets, bunnies....we really do love you!).
Ariel says "Welcome!" Scroll down to meet the folks who make it happen!
Smith & Agli's Potbelly Manor is a potbelly pig rescue dedicated to improving the lives of potbelly pigs and other farm animals.
Feeding, cleaning, socializing animals, providing medical care, coordinating adoptions and all the other tasks associated with running a successful rescue and sanctuary is a 24/7/365 affair here at Potbelly Manor. We live on the property, ready to respond instantaneously to the needs of our animals. As the permanent residents age they often require medication and attention in the middle of the night for such ailments as arthritis and dementia.
Running an animal rescue is not for the faint of heart. Manual labor in all temperature extremes, goodbyes as animals pass over the Rainbow Bridge, having to turn down the never-ending requests for assistance when we are full and other trials are far outweighed by the miracles we witness on a daily basis.
Witnessing an abused pig regain its love of life, seeing a huge St. Bernard lay down and cross his front legs in contentment, introducing children to animals they otherwise wouldn't have met-every day is a gift and we wouldn't have it any other way. Making the difference in the life of an animal is a priviledge we are honored to have.
Audrey retired from the State of Rhode Island in March of 2015 with 24 years of service. Her day begins each morning at 5:00 AM when she feeds and cares for all of the animals.
Audrey's sense of humor and love for the animals helps everyone get through the tough manual jobs and keeps everyone focused.
In addition to her work for the state, Audrey served her country from June 1979 to June 2012, recently retiring from the military where she served at Westover Air force Base, 439th Maintenance Squadron, Springfield, Ma. Audrey is honored to have served her country and is proud of the years she spent in the military.
Liz is a reiki master/teacher, certified angel reader, psychic medium and tarot reader. Proceeds from Liz's services go directly to help fund Potbelly Manor. Liz has been involved in spiritual healing practices since 1990, over 20 years.
She began her spiritual journey with tarot in 1996, then studied and practiced Reiki beginning in 2000 and began angel card reading in 2004 in combination with her abilities as a clairvoyant in 2004. Liz has studied at some of the top centers for spiritual studies, including "All That Matters" in Wakefield, Rhode Island, with Myra Partyka, and under Elizabeth Foley, a world renowned Reiki Master/Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapist and Angel Practitioner.
Liz believes all of these methods can be used, individually or in combination, to help one reach new levels of healing and health mentally, spiritually and/or physically.
Liz is featured in the June 2010 issue of Natural Awakening: http://june2010.rinaturalawakenings.com/
Norm served 8 years in the U.S. Marines and after a five-year break is back serving our nation in the Army National Guard Infantry 1/200 Charlie Company. He served a 7 month tour in Iraq and a 1-year tour in Afghanistan.
Norm helps with hoof and tusk trimming, loading/unloading animals for transport and assists with gathering the animals for treatment when the vet comes to the farm.
Steve was a long-time resident who helped with just about everything. He worked with the volunteers in carrying out their tasks and assisted with feeding, watering, cleaning and general carpentry.
Steve relocated in February of 2012. We thank him for his generous and loyal service.
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