One of the first animals that you come across as you enter the sanctuary is Frank n' Beans. This beautifully odd pairing is a pig and tortoise who have been together for all of Francis' life -- they are a very bonded pair, and offically the "married couple" at the sanctuary. A full monthly sponsorship for Francis Marie (Frank) and Beans covers the cost of their food, temperature-controlled shelter, general veteranary care, and more.
All sponsorship donations come with a downloadable 8.5" x 5.5" PDF that you can print and place into a card as a gift for a loved one, stick to your fridge, or display anywhere else. Note: The download link expires in 30 days.
Frank N' Bean's Story: Frank ‘n’ Beans were residents of the Widlife Way Station. When it closed down and all the animals were abandoned, we were contacted by Animal Control to help.
Being so small there wasn’t much we could do but we asked who would be hardest to place and we would take them. It turns out it was a ‘couple’ – A pig (Frank/Francis Marie) and tortoise (Beans). The control officer told us that many people were interested in one or the other but not both.
Because they were a bonded pair, there was a concern they would have to be separated. That made the decision for us.
Frank(ie) was about 8 years old when rescued and has been with Beans her entire life. Beans was about 36. He is a Sulcata Tortoise. They have very different environmental needs and it is quite a constant challenge to make sure each is safe and comfortable.
Frankie is very protective of her ‘man’. If an unknown woman comes in the enclosure and attempts to interact with Beans, Frankie will literally chase her out. (It’s hilarious. Unless you’re the one being chased, I guess. )
The two are truly a couple. They have their little disagreements, they sleep together, and they spend most of their days by each other’s side.
Thank you for choosing to sponsor Francis Marie and Beans, the rescued "odd couple" pig and tortoise pairing at Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary! We could not do this lifesaving work without patrons like you; we truly appreciate your donation!