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Adopt Dudley, an abandoned pit bull rescued by police

When Dudley, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, was found in a Bronx apartment he had bad knees and was locked in a cage without food or water. Six months later the energetic pup is ready for a loving home.

Dudley, and another Pomeranian, were first found on Dec. 20, 2015, after people complained to police about a bad odor coming from the Washington Avenue apartment in the Claremont Village area of the Bronx, police said. He was locked in a cage and the owner hadn’t been seen for two days.

Police rescued both dogs and finally located the owner, who had been admitted to a psychiatric ward of a Bronx hospital, police said. There were no arrests in the case.

While the 10-year-old Pomeranian, Darla, was adopted in
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While the 10-year-old Pomeranian, Darla, was adopted in February, Dudley had to first deal with some knee problems: his kneecap was dislocated and he had surgery to correct it, Dr. Holly Memoli, the veterinarian and medical supervisor for the ASPCA, said in a statement.

Dudley has fully recovered and, while he may have a bit of lameness in the leg and needs joint supplements, "that should not stop him from having a normal, active life," she said.

But none of that has stopped Dudley from
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But none of that has stopped Dudley from acting as the puppy he is. His new family will have to put a lot of work into finding him fun toys and activities that don't wear him out physically, Victoria Wells, the ASPCA's senior manager of behavior and training, said in a statement.

"Dudley really enjoys meeting new people, playing with his favorite rope toy and learning new tricks," Wells said. "He's a great dog that would do well with an experienced, active owner who can continue to teach him new skills."

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