This feline lives among the pigs at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

By Kelli Bender
December 16, 2015 09:01 PM

It may be the cutest case of mistaken identity yet! When a tortoiseshell calico kitty wandered onto the grounds of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, she headed straight for the swine. 

At Best Friends, the nation’s largest companion animal sanctuary, all of the residents are housed by species, but an exception was made for Kitty Kitty Meow Meow, who is called simply Meow by her friends.

Best Friends Animal Society

After Meow first arrived on the grounds, the sanctuary’s staff had her spayed and examined by in-house veterinarians. Everything checked out, and Meow was encouraged to stay indoors and befriend humans and other felines, but the kitty made it clear her place was outside with the pigs. 

Best Friends Animal Society

Every time she was taken indoors, Meow escaped as soon as possible to paw her way back to her potbellied pals. Her stubbornness won out and Best Friends ended up building Meow an insulated residence on the porch of Piggy Paradise. Now, Meow can keep a close eye one her friends through rain, snow and sun. 

When she is not showing human visitors around Piggy Paradise, Meow is napping, snacking and chatting with the pigs, and she even takes the time to talk turkey as well.

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Meow has now been living at the sanctuary among her unorthodox buddies for years, earning her the name Queen of Piggy Paradise. And while she was skittish at first, time amongst ever-changing gangs of pigs has helped her to open up. The cat who once shied away from humans is now one of the friendliest furry faces at Best Friends. 

To adopt one of Meow’s wards or another animal from the sanctuary, visit Best Friends Animal Society.