A house for Bolota and her family!
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A house for Bolota and her family!

A new space for the pigs who live in Quinta das Águias: a new house with plenty of environmental enrichment, which will provide a greater quality of life to its residents and go...

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    190 backers

  • 07/11/2017

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A new space for the pigs who live in Quinta das Águias: a new house with plenty of environmental enrichment, which will provide a greater quality of life to its residents and good didactic moments to visitors

Besides being a refuge for flora and fauna, Quinta das Águias is also an agent for change in the region of Minho. With the support of the Paredes de Coura municipality, Quinta das Águias has an important pedagogic role at a local level, promoting awareness about the values and practices of sustainability in children and adults.

In its sanctuary, which currently houses about 130 animals, there are four pigs. Bolota, the oldest, came to Quinta das Águias when she was very young, after starring in a television show. After the shooting of the show, Bolota should have been returned to her breeder and eventually slaughtered for human consumption. However, her TV colleagues grew attached to her during filming, so they bought her and decided to look for a place where she could live all her life, which was no easy task, as no farm was willing to house Bolota under the commitment of never slaughtering her for consumption. The production’s appeal reached Quinta das Águias, and Bolota found herself a home. Miss Piggy is Bolota’s companion and, recently, two more pigs joined the large family of Quinta das Águias: Belly and Jelly. When Belly and Jelly arrived, they were skinny and fearful of human company. Nowadays, they are extremely friendly and curious, seeking the company of other animals in Quinta das Águias.

The current living conditions of these four animals are far from perfect. Bolota and Miss Piggy share an enclosure which is no longer adequate for them, both in terms of space and safety as, despite several patches, the fence might collapse any time soon. Belly and Jelly share a very small enclosure of 45 square meters, that doesn’t give them enough space to run and carry out other natural behaviours. On the other hand, in case of a fire or any other disaster, the pigs cannot leave their current location, as the ground is deeper than the surrounding environment.

This crowdfunding project is gathering money for a future enclosure where the four pigs will live, as well as some of its environmental enrichment. In this new space, the four pigs will be able to run, play, and explore their surroundings, which will include some woodland, a lot of vegetation, trees, slopes, and a natural pool, where the pigs will bathe.

Besides giving these animals better quality of life, this new enclosure will allow Quinta das Águias to expand its pedagogic activities. Quinta das Águias regularly receives school visits concerning environmental education projects. The new enclosure will allow children to go into the same space as the pigs and to interact with them, feeding and petting them, while learning more about these fascinating animals, about whom we know so little.

We are counting on you to help us improve these animals’ life conditions. Please contribute and share. Thank you so much!

About the author

Quinta das Águias is located in a five hectare farm in Paredes de Coura in Northern Portugal. At its heart, it is a sustainability project where all forms of life and the natural resources that sustain life are treated with respect.

Quinta das Águias is:

A non-profit organization

A sanctuary and refuge for animals who are in need.
A sanctuary for wild plants that supports and encourages bio-diversity.
An organic farm and agro-forestry project that produces food for its own use.
An educational project for sharing the values and practices of sustainability.
A seed-saving "botanical ark" project that preserves, reproduces and shares autochthonous and other rare seeds.
A center of expertise for the promotion of vegetarian and vegan cooking - an essential element in a sustainable lifestyle.

A weekend/holiday destination

A visitor destination where guests can stay to enjoy the interaction with Quinta´s natural environment and inhabitants.

Budget and due dates

  • 480 € - Earth leveling.

  • 4,410 € - Construction of an annex measuring 6 x 4 m, in plastered brick, including foundation in concrete, with isothermal cover, faux tile, concrete floor and iron plate doors.

  • 6,600 € - Construction of the fence in granite stone from Monção (48 x 20 cm), including foundation in concrete, supply and installation of iron props and galvanized wire mesh.  

  • 799,50 € - 5% PPL fee + VAT.

  • 319,80 € - 2% payment fee + VAT.

  • 390,70€ - Production and shipment of rewards.

Total – 13,000€

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    A big thank you on social media!

    We will publicly thank you on Facebook.

    38 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Tea from Quinta das Águias

    You will receive a bag (50 g) of organic herbal tea from Quinta das Águias.

    61 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Tea from Quinta das Águias

    You will receive a bag (100 g) of organic herbal tea from Quinta das Águias.

    38 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    Cartão Amigo from Animais de Rua

    You will receive a one-year subscription of Animais de Rua's Cartão Amigo (Friend Card), a sister association of Quinta das Águias. Animais de Rua, whose main mission is to neuter animals in need, has created a discount card which helps animals and gives discounts to its subscribers. From three euros a month, you can aquire the card, which is renewable every year, and thus have access to discounts in many stores and services, not only for your pets (such as veterinary clinics, hotels, grooming services, etc), but also for their human families (museums, sportswear, clothes and others).

    12 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    A visit to Quinta das Águias + Lunch

    You get a visit to Quinta das Águias, including a vegetarian lunch.

    23 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    A visit to Quinta das Águias + Lunch + Tea from Quinta das Águias + Wall Callendar 2018

    You get a visit to Quinta das Águias, including a vegetarian lunch + a bag (100 g) of organic herbal tea from Quinta das Águias + a 2018 Quinta das Águias Wall Callendar.

    9 backers

  • Invest with
    200€ or more

    One-night stay at Quinta das Águias with breakfast + guided tour + surprise gift

    You get a one-night stay at Quinta das Águias, including breakfast + a guided tour + a very special surprise!

    4 backers

Thu, 22/04/2021 - 21:35

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 12:21

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

07/11/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 11:12

Obrigada! Thank you! (PT/ENG)

Agradecemos profundamente a todas as pessoas que nos apoiaram neste crowdfunding. Faltam apenas dois dias e estamos muito longe do objectivo, mas vamos continuar a tentar passar...

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Mon, 30/10/2017 - 20:44

Apoiar Incondicionalmente

A todos os nossos apoiantes, deixamos um sentido obrigado, pelas vossas generosas contribuições! Pedimos a todos que não esqueçam que se o apoio não for incondicional, na eve...

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Sat, 21/10/2017 - 19:10

Recta Final

Amigos e apoiantes, estamos na recta final deste projecto! Queríamos antes de mais agradecer a todos de coração o apoio que nos têm dado, todas as contribuições são preciosas e...

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Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:45

Obrigada a Todos! Ainda estamos longe mas vamos conseguir!

Gostaríamos de agradecer profundamente a todas as pessoas que têm apoiado este projecto. Ainda estamos muito longe do objectivo e já falta pouco tempo, mas não desistimos! Obri...

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  • Quinta das Águias

    Obrigada! Thank you! (PT/ENG)

    Agradecemos profundamente a todas as pessoas que nos apoiaram neste crowdfunding. Faltam apenas dois dias e estamos muito longe do objectivo, mas vamos continuar a tentar passar a palavra e acima de tudo, graças aos apoios incondicionais da maior parte dos apoiantes, teremos uma base sólida, e continuaremos a angariar os fundos necessários por outros meios, até atingirmos o valor total para o recinto da Bolota, da Miss Piggy, da Belly e da Jelly.
    Sentimo-nos muito emocionados e humildes por ver o apoio que esta causa reuniu, e os amigos que temos, perto e longe.
    Nestes dois últimos dias, pedimos a todos se possível, um último esforço para passar a palavra, para tentarmos ficar ainda mais perto do objectivo.
    Muito obrigada!

    We deeply thank every single person that has supported us in this crowdfunding. We have just two days left and are still very far from our goal, but we will keep trying to spread the word and above all, thanks to the unconditional support from most of our backers, we have a solid base and will continue raising the necessary funds by other means until we reach the total value, so we can build the new home for Bolota, Miss Piggy, Belly and Jelly.
    We feel very humbled and touched to se the support this cause has rallied, and the friends we have, close and far away.
    In these last couple of days we ask a final effort from all of you, if possible, to spread the word, so we can even get closer to our goal.
    Thank you so much.

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  • Quinta das Águias

    Apoiar Incondicionalmente

    A todos os nossos apoiantes, deixamos um sentido obrigado, pelas vossas generosas contribuições!

    Pedimos a todos que não esqueçam que se o apoio não for incondicional, na eventualidade de não atingirmos o valor total, esses apoios serão devolvidos e perderemos esses donativos.

    Pelo contrário, se os apoios forem incondicionais, ainda que não consigamos o total, teremos uma boa base que nos permitirá continuar a angariar fundos por todos os meios possíveis, até atingirmos o valor necessário para construir o recinto que a Bolota, a Miss Piggy, a Belly e a Jelly tanto precisam!

    Quem ainda não tiver o seu apoio incondicional, basta entrar na sua conta, ir a "os meus apoios" e alterar.

    Muito obrigada a todos!

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  • Quinta das Águias

    Recta Final

    Amigos e apoiantes, estamos na recta final deste projecto!
    Queríamos antes de mais agradecer a todos de coração o apoio que nos têm dado, todas as contribuições são preciosas e fazem a diferença!

    Ainda estamos muito longe do nosso objectivo e temos sensivelmente duas semanas até ao fim do crowdfunding!

    Pedimos a todos um último esforço! Por favor ajudem a passar a palavra, partilhem com amigos e familiares!

    Todos juntos vamos conseguir!

    Muito obrigada a todos!

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  • Quinta das Águias

    Obrigada a Todos! Ainda estamos longe mas vamos conseguir!

    Gostaríamos de agradecer profundamente a todas as pessoas que têm apoiado este projecto. Ainda estamos muito longe do objectivo e já falta pouco tempo, mas não desistimos!
    Obrigada a todos!

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