News Adopt Dudley, an abandoned pit bull rescued by police By Alison Fox email@example.com June 5, 2016 4:57 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. Photo Credit: ASPCA 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. Photo Credit: ASPCA 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." By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.