Stolen German shepherd reunited with East LA war veteran

EAST LOS ANGELES -- A beloved German shepherd who helped an Iraq war vet cope with PTSD has been reunited with her East Los Angeles family, officials said.

Surveillance video showed someone stealing PJ right out of the gated front yard of the family's home last week.

Owner Francisco Torres was particularly devastated because PJ has helped the Iraq war veteran cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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"She's part of our family, and mostly it's more important for her to come back for my husband, because he suffers from PTSD and she's been really good to him," his wife, Angela Torres said last week.

PJ was returned to her family unharmed Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

No arrests have been made and officials did not immediately provide more details on how PJ was located.

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