Bruno’s Barn began in January of 2015 with the arrival of our first resident pig BRUNO! Bruno, like many pigs, had been sold to a family with the promise he would be no more than 20 pounds. Bruno grew well past 20 pounds before he was even a year old (and pigs grow until they are 5 years old!). Although his family loved him, they knew they didn’t have the space for him. Bruno’s family contacted us looking for a forever home for him, and our journey into farm rescue began!
We learned quickly that pigs are incredibly smart and loving animals, and we wanted to be able to provide rehabilitation and a safe home for more pigs looking for a forever home. At the time, we were living in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota and realized pretty quickly we would be needing more space if we wanted to save more farm animals.
In October of 2017, we found the perfect 20-acre property in Hugo, Minnesota that would become what was the first location for Bruno’s Barn farm animal sanctuary. In 2022, we realized we needed EVEN MORE space and moved in May of 2022 to an absolutely amazing 192-acre property an hour north in Hinckley, MN.
We’re looking forward to what the future will bring for Bruno’s Barn! Stay tuned!