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Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

August 27, 2016
FILE – This 2016 file photo shows Katie Manni of Aliquippa, Pa., holding her Vietnamese potbellied pig named Charlotte in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant in New Stanton, Pa. The owner of a Vietnamese potbellied pig named Charlotte, Katie Manni, said Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, that the pig, which went missing July 11, 2016, has been found and was back home. The pig serves as a therapy animal at Beaver Elder Care & Rehab Center in Aliquippa, Pa., and Manni and her fiance Edward Perry had offered a $500 reward for the pig's safe return. (Jessica M. Subich via AP, File)

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners.

Owner Katie Manni says Charlotte the pig has been found and was back home Friday. She hasn’t provided any other details.

The Vietnamese potbellied pig had last been seen July 11.

Charlotte 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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