Founded in 1992 by Susan Parkinson as a rescue and shelter for unwanted miniature pigs, Lil Orphan Hammies became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 1994. We are located in the hills of beautiful Solvang, California. Spanning five acres, the sanctuary grounds feature unique housing and spacious, well fenced, enclosures for plenty of out-door play and naps in the hay or under the trees. Here, we care for pigs from all walks of life. Elderly, infirm, or un-adoptable pigs, find permanent respite here; while other candidates are adopted out to qualified new homes. Since our humble beginning, we have arranged adoption or secured rescue for more than one thousand miniature pigs.