Timon And Pumbaa: Animal Shelter Rescues Pig And Chihuahua Duo

May 27, 2022

The Arizona Humane Society has rescued an unlikely pair of best buddies: a chihuahua and a pot belly pig.

timon and pumba
Credit: Arizona Humane Society

The animals are named Pumbaa and Timon after the loveable meerkat and warthog characters from The Lion King.

The duo was picked up earlier this month after thier owner was arrested on non-animal cruelty charges.

timon and pumba
Credit: Arizona Humane Society

Their unique bond continued at the shelter.

Timon always wanted to be on Pumbaa's back. And Pumbaa had no issues with it.

timon and pumba
Credit: Arizona Humane Society

Thankfully, a pig rescue in Arizona stepped up to keep the best buddies together.

"They have since gone on to find new loving homes with our wonderful rescue partners at Better Piggies Rescue," AHS said.

timon and pumba
Credit: Arizona Humane Society

According to Better Piggies Rescue, Pumba has made himself right at home. And Timon is on his way to becoming a sanctuary dog.

"Pumba - he's made himself right at home in the front of the sanctuary with Bubs, TT, Alvin, and Mob. He's a natural greeter and I can't wait for everyone to meet him when we start up tours in September. Plus he needs to be near his best friend, Timon, who we are working with to become a sanctuary dog," the organization said.

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