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Arrests in maiming of pit bull puppy

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Three people are facing charges in the treatment of a puppy named Miss Harper.

A veterinary technician and man and a woman who owned the dog face multiple charges, including aggravated cruelty to animals, according to the New York attorney general's office.

The brown and black pup was brought to the Nassau County SPCA's attention in September. Miss Harper is missing a leg and both ears, and needs additional medical care.

Gary Rogers of the Nassau County SPCA said that, despite it all, she is "a loving, playful puppy."

He said the little pit bull is almost ready to be adopted. Applications have come from as far as Australia.

The Nassau County police union is among the donors helping with her care.

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