HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A couple needs help finding their missing pet pot-bellied pig.
She is a therapy animal for a Beaver County elderly rehab facility, and she disappeared weeks ago, and now her owners are fearing the worst.
Eight-month-old Charlotte has been missing from Hopewell Township since July 11.
Even though time keeps ticking away with no pig in sight, Charlotte’s owners say they’re not giving up hope of finding their beloved pet.
Katie Manni and her fiancé, Edward Perry, got Charlotte in February when she was just 6-weeks-old.
“She was very affectionate,” said Manni. “She would jump up on the bed with us, and come and lay with us and cuddle.”
On the afternoon of July 11, things quickly changed.
Perry stopped by Beaver Elder Care and Rehab Center where Manni works. He had their two pugs and Charlotte in the backseat.
“I went in to go get keys from her. I was gone about 10 minutes,” says Perry. “Come back, I saw the dogs in the front seat. Everybody was in the backseat when I went in, but when I came back out, the dogs were in the front and I didn’t see the pig.”
Perry didn’t realize Charlotte was missing until he got to the McDonald’s in North Fayette Township.
“Via security cameras at the North Fayette McDonald’s and GetGo, we traced it back to this is where she disappeared. She was not in vehicle at the other two places, but dogs visible,” said Perry.
“I don’t know if somebody just thought they were helping her out and opened the door, or thought she was cute and wanted to see her up close and she got out that way,” added Manni.
The couple is offering a $500 cash reward if Charlotte is found and returned.
If you do happen to spot Charlotte, you can call one of these two phone numbers: 724-914-0283 or 724-263-3621.