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Curly Tails

2149. Jane Scott

Jane Scott, from Milton Keynes, established ‘Curly Tails’ in 2016, the UK’s foremost pig sanctuary, to rescue and rehome unwanted pet micro-pigs that would otherwise be euthanised.

Jane was inspired to set up the sanctuary having had her own pet pigs and seeing how difficult it can be to rehome them, and it has since grown as a respected rescue, education and wellbeing centre. Set across 6 acres and housing hundreds of pigs, many of the pigs come to the farm due to mistreatment, neglect or where they have lost their homes. Jane works to find a new home for the pigs wherever possible, but otherwise the animals live out their natural lives in the secure and peaceful environment of ‘Curly Tails’. 

Jane hosts regular fundraising events and has also welcomed over 12,000 visitors to the sanctuary from local community groups and school pupils to learn about animal welfare, as well as offering one-to-one sessions for people with diagnosis of autism, anxiety and other needs.

Congratulating Jane on her award, Greg Smith, Jane’s local MP for Buckingham, said:

“I am so pleased for Jane and the team at Curly Teams to have received the Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister. I hugely enjoyed my visit last year and look forward to presenting Jane with her award.”

Jane said:

“I am delighted to be recognised with this award to endorse the work that we do in the community through animal assisted therapy. Our centre offers teaching, learning, mental health & wellbeing for all ages & abilities without exception. It is wonderful to be recognised both for myself and for the team of volunteers that support this vital work.”

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