By Hannah Stevens @Hannahshewans
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Ziva the collie and Leopold the Bengal cat welcomed Elsa with open arms when the piglet lost her mother and the rest of her family in the woods.
She was brought to Wild Animal Rescue Schelder Forest (WARSF) in Dillenburg, Germany to be looked after by animal lovers Werner and Angelika Schmäing.
Werner said: “Poor Elsa had lost her mother and the rest of her group, so she was hungry, very cold and in desperate need of help before she died of exposure.”
Luckily, little Elsa was made to feel right at home by the couple’s pets Ziva and Leopold and her traumatic time in the woods was quickly forgotten.
The little troublemaker was soon play fighting with Leopold and using Ziva as a fluffy cushion whenever she wanted a cuddle and a snooze.
Angelika said: “Leopold lives in our house and is always out in the garden and the surrounding forest. He has always accepted all the animals we rescue and he loves playing with them.
“He loved going out in the fields and playing with Elsa.”
WARSF save all types of forest wildlife and give them the warm and loving home they need.
Werner and Angelika have been helping animals since 2001 but became an official rescue station in 2015.
Their menagerie of animals includes boar piglets, baby deer, abandoned puppies, roosters and hedgehogs.
After a rehabilitation period at the rescue centre, Elsa was moved to another home on private lands with another young boar to play with.
Werner added: “Now she has found a permanent home with another boar on some private lands where she lives in the house but also has a great garden to play around in.”