3-Legged Dog Wins 1st Place in NY Shelter Contest

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010  |  Updated 3:32 PM EDT
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A three-legged pitbull mix that played in a game of doggie baseball has won "Best in Show" at a talent competition held by one of New York City's largest animal shelters.

Nine dogs competed in Friday's contest at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But it was Prince and his feat of catching three baseballs that won him first place from the panel of judges.

The nearly 2-year-old dog lost one of his legs and had a pin inserted in another after being struck by a car.

The ASPCA's senior vice president of the adoption center says Prince's disability doesn't hold him back.

Gail Buchwald says he "struts his stuff like a winner."

The dogs are available for adoption at the ASPCA in Manhattan.

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