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Adopt Kino: ASPCA says mastiff is ready for home after NYPD opens case against former owner

Five months after a severely emaciated and dehydrated dog was surrendered to authorities, the pup is ready to find a new home.

The 4-year-old mastiff, Kino, now weighs more than 70 pounds and shuns rough play, according to ASPCA Animal Behavior Counselor Jennifer Gerrity.

“Kino is a true extrovert! He loves every person he meets and shows it by wiggling his whole body -- nose to tail -- when he’s happy,” Gerrity said in an email. “ He’s been through a lot physically, so he’s not so fond of stairs or long, strenuous walks but will gladly stick by your side on a relaxed stroll.

“Also, when he’s happy -- which is most of the time -- he will drool,” she added.

Kino, who was originally named Beast, was surrendered
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Kino, who was originally named Beast, was surrendered to Animal Care & Control in September, police said. The owner said she could no longer care for him on a day-to-day basis.

But when a doctor examined the pup, he was found to be severely emaciated with his rib cage exposed, dehydrated, and had trouble standing on his own, police said.

The case remains open, police said, but no
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The case remains open, police said, but no arrests have been made.

Now, Kino is ready to find a new home who will love all of his 71 pounds.

"Kino will try to occupy any open lap for a cuddle -- despite being over 70 pounds -- and is always up for a good snack," Gerrity said.

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