Town officials return couple's pet pig

April 18, 2011 10:44:50 AM PDT
A wayward pet pig whose residency was challenged by Pennsylvania township officials has been returned to his owners. A Vietnamese micro-potbellied pig named Steve was reunited with Brian Maguire and Bernadette Broadhurst on Friday. Broadhurst says a Ridley Township commissioner personally delivered the animal, days after he'd been taken to a farm by police.

Maguire says Steve had apparently escaped from his yard and disappeared. When he checked with police to see if the animal had been spotted, Maguire says he was told it was found but sent to a farm because of a township ban on keeping farm animals.

Maguire said feared for the 6-pound, 10-week-old pig's safety in a farm setting.

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