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Rescued Md. Dog With Duct-Taped Snout Adopted

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A dog called Ducky who was rescued after being thrown from a truck with his snout duct-taped shut has been adopted. 

Dianne Care, director of Ark of Hope Animal Rescue, where the 10-month-old blue-eyed terrier mix has been recuperating, says he is expected to move into his new home within the next two weeks. 

More than 100 people applied to adopt Ducky, who sparked a weeklong search after he was spotted roaming the Corriganville area in March with duct tape around his snout. He was found sleeping on a porch. 

Animal rights advocates plan to propose “Ducky’s Law” to make animal cruelty a felony. Two men are charged with animal cruelty in Ducky’s case and prosecutors are reviewing additional charges. 

Care says Ducky’s three siblings are waiting to be adopted. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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