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Adopt Ronaldo, a pit bull rescued by the NYPD, ASPCA

When Ronaldo, a pit bull, was found by NYPD officers inside a Bronx apartment he only weighed about 17 pounds, his ribs and backbone clearly visible. Only one month later, the young pup had nearly doubled in size.

Now healthy and a little over a year old, Ronaldo is ready to find a new home.

“Ronaldo experienced a dramatic transformation under our care,” Dr. Alison Liu, a forensic veterinarian for the ASPCA, said in a statement. “It was clear [he] had suffered from malnutrition for a long period of time.”

Ronaldo was found by police on Aug. 9,
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Ronaldo was found by police on Aug. 9, 2015, inside a third-floor apartment on Bogart Avenue. The landlord told cops that he had been left there, in a cage, without food or water.

He was extremely emaciated. But with a little love, and some special food, he made a fantastic recovery.

A couple weeks later, the man who left him there, 36-year-old Adriel Carrasquillo, was found and charged with torturing, injuring and not feeding an animal, police said. Carrasquillo also has two prior arrests in 2008 for having loaded firearms.

Attorney information for him was not immediately available.

Now, Ronaldo loves carrying his favorite toys on
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Now, Ronaldo loves carrying his favorite toys on walks, especially his Wubba. He's especially good at doing tricks for treats.

He's a toddler trapped in a dog's body, and can tend to be a bit pushy with other dogs. But he settles down after getting out some of his puppy energy.

If you're interested in adopting Ronaldo, you can call the ASPCA's Adoption Center at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120.

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