Rivalta and Rissoso were legally seized in May 2013 from a yard in the Milan area. A report sent the ASL vets to find these then 3-year-olds in such a state of malnutrition that they were removed immediately. Initially they were placed in custody with ASOM (Milan), then as soon as they were legally definitively confiscated, they were passed over to IHP. But Rivalta and Rissoso never actually made it to the Rescue Centre because very happily they first found their forever home in Lombardy.
Rivalta is docile and kind, and still needs special medical attention, which was started as soon as he went to the Association ASOM (Salto Oltre il Muro , Leap Over the Wall).