Pet pig returned to Pa. couple by town officials

April 18, 2011 7:51:06 AM PDT
A wayward pet pig whose residency was challenged by township officials has been returned to his owners.

Steve the Vietnamese micro potbellied pig was reunited with Brian Maguire and Bernadette Broadhurst on Friday. Broadhurst says a Ridley Township commissioner personally delivered the stray swine, days after he'd been taken to a farm by police.

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

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

A Facebook group the couple set up following Steve's disappearance garnered about 2,000 supporters.