ALIQUIPPA (KDKA/AP) – A missing potbellied pig, who also serves as a therapy animal, has been returned to its Beaver County owners.
Owner Katie Manni says Charlotte was found beneath a construction trailer off of Independence Road in Hopewell Township. She was a little dusty and had a tick, but is otherwise doing okay.
Charlotte, the Vietnamese potbellied pig, was last seen July 11.
She served as a therapy animal at Beaver Elder Care and Rehab Center in Hopewell Township. She helped cheer up residents there.
Manni and her fiance, Edward Perry, got Charlotte in February when she was 6 weeks old.
The pig was left in a car with a pair of pugs for about 10 minutes in July while Perry ran into the center to get keys from Manni, who directs nurses there.
When he returned, the pig was gone.
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