Rescue rooster and pig 'best friends' rehomed together

Gustavo and Gavin struck up a friendship while at the Auckland Council's Manukau Animal Shelter.
Gustavo and Gavin struck up a friendship while at the Auckland Council's Manukau Animal Shelter. Photo credit: Supplied

There's been a happy ending for a rooster and pig who struck up an unlikely friendship while in an Auckland animal shelter.

Gustavo and Gavin became good mates at the Auckland Council's Manukau Animal Shelter.

The eight-month-old Saddleback boar, Gustavo and his rooster roommate Gavin were hoping to be rehomed together, and a Newshub story helped put the call out to help find their forever home.

Drury lifestyle block owner Amit Kumar and his family saw the story and offered up their land - and love.

However, since moving to greener pastures there's been a bit of a rift in the pair's relationship, with Gavin now preferring to spend his time chasing chicks.

Gavin is enjoying getting to know the chickens at his new home.
Gavin is enjoying getting to know the chickens at his new home. Photo credit: Supplied

"The rooster hangs out in the trees with the chickens... I think he now realises he's like them and not a pig," Kumar said.

He said Gustavo had impressed with his personality.

"He's one very friendly pig."

Kumar the pair were loving their new surroundings - which includes sharing the lifestyle block with a few chickens, sheep, goats and a cat.

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