Couple Of Best Friends Chihuahua And Pig Rescued Together In Arizona

The Arizona Humane Society paired the two unexpected animal companions at Better Piggies Rescue.Chihuahua and pig are indeed best friends.

Timon and Pumbaa, a chihuahua and a pig, were rescued earlier this month after their previous owner was arrested on unrelated animal cruelty charges, according to an announcement from the Arizona Humane Society (AHS).

A dog-pig relationship is unquestionably an exception, despite the fact that dogs and pigs should not be kept together.”AHS staff immediately saw how strong of a bond these two have, especially when Pumbaa is kind enough to let Timon hitch a ride on his back from time to time,” AHS said.

AHS contacted the experts at the Arizona shelter, which was unable to meet Pumbaa’s needs, in order to provide him with medical care.Better Piggies Rescue was contacted for assistance.As a result, Pumbaa and Timon were able to avoid falling through the cracks because Better Piggies was able to provide them with a place to live.

According to a post on the Better Piggies Rescue Facebook page on May 23, the two friends have a permanent home.Pumbaa will be a long-term ambassador for Better Piggers after he “made himself right at home in the front of the sanctuary” with the facility’s resident pigs.

“He’s a natural greeter and can’t wait for everyone to meet him when we start up tours in September,” Better Piggies Rescue said on social media.In addition, he needs to be near his best friend, Timon, with whom we are working to become a sanctuary dog.”

Facebook users were also thrilled that Timon and Pumba were part of the AHS field team.”Glad tears to see it was possible…thank you always for being there when we need outlets for these kiddos”.

Others thought it was a precious gift that two different animals liked and got along with each other.
Some suggested that Timon and Pumbaa become Pawsitive Friendships ambassadors.Better Piggies Rescue was founded in 2017 in the vicinity of Cave Creek, Arizona.According to the AHS release, it is one of the only pig sanctuaries in Arizona.