Three-Legged Pooch Wins Top Honors at the ASPCA Talent Show
On February 12, a three-legged Pit Bull named Prince was crowned top dog at the ASPCA’s 5th Annual Talent Competition for shelter pups in New York City. The talented two year old wowed the crowd as a major league “catcher,” expertly retrieving three strikes from his equally skilled handler/pitcher.
Prince and eight other dogs demonstrated their diverse talents in front of a panel of celebrity judges and an adoring crowd at our Adoption Center. Judges included Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, Tony award-winning actress Bernadette Peters, ballroom dance champion and choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance Melanie LaPatin and Assistant Director of ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Joseph Pentangelo.
“The talent show demonstrates the resilience of these wonderful dogs,” says Gail Buchwald, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA Adoption Center, “but the real prize will be finding their two-legged soul mates and homes to call their own.”
We’re happy to report that three of Prince’s fellow contestants were adopted in the days following the big show: Stormy, a big, beautiful Pit girl; Ted, a Saint Bernard mix; and sun-worshipping Sebastian, who delighted the audience with his limbo and skateboarding skills.