Ricky is an activist with Animal SOS, an animal sanctuary in northern Italy. He took in this lamb to avoid its slaughter during the Easter period. "It surprises me to see how much feeling and intimacy can be between people and animals and how many people there are that really care," said Diana Bagnoli, who photographed Ricky as part of her "Wild Love" project.
This snake, an Anilius scytale, lives with a tattoo artist close to Bagnoli's home in Turin, Italy.
Monica Balestra lives with alpacas in Mondovi, Italy. They have lots of open space to roam, Bagnoli said.
Ornamental chickens sit on a table at Chiara Sgambati's home in Pavia, Italy.
Lorena, an activist with Animal SOS, has dedicated her life to saving animals from abusive situations. She is taking care of Bea until she finds the pig a proper home.
Sgambati breeds pedigree rabbits. She knows each of them by name.
Since his wife died, Vanes has been taking care of animals in need in Grugliasco, Italy.
Ducks swim in Sgambati's home.
Letizia the goose has formed a special friendship with Sgambati's mother, Nirvana.
Flowers are given to a goat in Cuorgne, Italy.