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Pit bull rescued by NYPD from Queens trash receptacle is ready to be adopted from ASPCA

A 3-year-old pit bull, rescued by police after being found emaciated inside a Queens trash receptacle, is now ready to be adopted, authorities said Sunday.

Police first found Sammi on Sept. 9 when someone called 911 to report a puppy dumped by the corner of 157th Street and 145th Road in the Springfield Gardens area of Queens.

She was emaciated, with her ribs, spine and hip bones visible. Now, Sammi is finally ready to be adopted.

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"Seeing Sammi today, it's hard to believe where she came from," Patricia Casey, the animal enrichment behavior coordinator at the ASPCA Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment, said in an email. "She's such a sweetheart. Sammi enjoys playing with toys but is more likely to be motivated by a treat. ... When she's not working for a treat, Sammi also likes to roll over and get a good belly rub."

Sammi already knows how to sit on command
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Sammi already knows how to sit on command and is very social. When meeting new dogs she does best one-on-one.

Sammi is available at the ASPCA's Adoption Center in New York City.

If interested in adopting her, call 212-876-7700, ext. 4120.


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