An unlikely pair of best friends have been reunited with their owner.
Wednesday morning, volunteers with Lost and Found Pets of Hillsborough County found a dog and a pig wandering together on Merrily Circle in Seffner.
Their owner, Willie Landry, came forward and has been reunited with the pig and the pup. He said Petey the Pig and his canine buddy, K 2, grew up together and they escaped through the fence.
Landry said the pig thinks he’s one of the dogs and a third dog that was missing the pair was moping around without them.
When the Hunter family spotted a dog and a pig outside their home on Merrily Circle in Hillsborough County, Seffner it took them a minute to realize the two animals were actually together. They had called animal control and it was when the officer tried to take the dog away and the pig started screaming, that they realized the dog and pig were friends.
They wanted to find the the animals’ family and posted pictures on Craigslist, but it was a Fox 13 newscast that ended up reuniting the pair with their family.
Willy Landry said he got a call from friends that Petey the Pig and K2 were on TV. He and his family have been besides themselves with worry looking for the lost animals, who went missing earlier in the week after escaping through the fence in their yard.
It turns out that Petey and K2 do everything together. They eat, sleep and play together every day. They have another dog at home, who was listless and sad without his buddies.
“They’re like my kids. They’re family,” Willy said when he came to pick them up. “I’m just glad to have them back home.”
I’m so glad the two buddies found their way home!