We began as SonnyBoy Animal Sanctuary, Inc. in central Wisconsin in 2016. SonnyBoy was founded by three people who want to make a difference in the world of animals, specifically those who may have a harder time finding a soft landing space. SonnyBoy Animal Sanctuary, Inc. became a registered as a charitable organization in the state of Wisconsin and is an IRS designated 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization. IRS#81-3264803 As time passed, the need for a species-specific rescue came into focus.
In late 2018, the then-current Board of Directors reached out to others in the Mini-Pig world and SonnyBoy became North Star Mini Pig Rescue Network, Inc. At the present time (early 2019, paperwork is in the process of notifying the state and IRS of these changes.) We are currently focusing on Wisconsin and Minnesota mini pigs in need.