Meet Laura the piglet and Marina the cat, two rescued infants who, owing to a lot of love and care, are overcoming some very terrible pasts. And, of course, there will be lots of cuddles.
The two are the newest additions to Santuario Igualdad Interespecie (Interspecies Equality Sanctuary), a farm animal rescue in Santiago, Chile.
Laura and Marina have already began to form an unbreakable relationship that makes their futures so much brighter than before, despite their histories being so different, much like their species.
Marina was found ill and alone after being abandoned on the street as a baby and was rescued by a Good Samaritan. It wasn’t certain if she’d survive when she arrived to the refuge earlier this month. Nonetheless, her rescuers vowed that they would do everything possible to ensure that she did.
Laura’s tale is equally sad. She was born into the meat business on the grounds of a factory farm, where she was saved and brought to the sanctuary by chance. Unfortunately, her mother is still imprisoned there, so volunteers have had to keep her warm, nourished, and cared for.
It was just a matter of time until the piglet and kitten met, and they quickly became good friends.
Not only have the young animals began to assist one another find peace after their tumultuous beginnings, but they’re also living proof that love can render distinctions obsolete, as the sanctuary put it online:
“Since her arrival, Laura has been treated with the love and care that a baby deserves, and she has developed a strong connection with Marina the cat, demonstrating that when it comes to friendship and respect, no matter what species one belongs to, there are no species differences.”
The hug between Laura and Marina is a perfect example of this.
Follow Laura and Marina on Facebook to learn more about Santuario Igualdad Interespecie and to keep up with their development.
Check out the sanctuary’s contribution website for more information on how you can assist (translated from Spanish).