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Stolen German shepherd who helped Iraq vet with PTSD returned

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 04:  Two-year-old homeless Alsatian 'Cyrus' looks out of her kennel at the RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre in Barnes Hill on April 4, 2007 in Birmingham, England. The Animal Welfare Act becomes law on Friday is being highlighted by the RSPCA. The act imposes a duty of care for pets and animals on owners and includes fines of up to GBP20,000 and jail terms of up to a year for cruelty. The new law includes making sure that animals are fed, housed and protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 04: Two-year-old homeless Alsatian 'Cyrus' looks out of her kennel at the RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre in Barnes Hill on April 4, 2007 in Birmingham, England. The Animal Welfare Act becomes law on Friday is being highlighted by the RSPCA. The act imposes a duty of care for pets and animals on owners and includes fines of up to GBP20,000 and jail terms of up to a year for cruelty. The new law includes making sure that animals are fed, housed and protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

A dog that helped an Iraq War veteran cope with post-traumatic stress disorder has been reunited with its owner after being stolen out of his southern California front yard last week.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells KABC-TV the German shepherd named PJ was returned unharmed to his family in East Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The station reports the dog's theft devastated owner Francisco Torres because of his struggles with PTSD. Angela Torres says PJ has "been really good" to her husband.

Surveillance video caught someone taking the dog from the gated yard outside of the family home.

No arrests have been made and officials aren't saying how PJ was found.

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