Neglected Newark pit bull fighting for life after he's abandoned on doorstep

Rusty is hooked up to an IV, but

Rusty is hooked up to an IV, but remains extremely weak. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

A young dog left for dead is recovering in Newark after being found close to death.

Veterinarians at Associated Humane Societies of Newark say the emaciated puppy, believed to be about 10 weeks old, was dumped on a doorstep.

It's the latest example of abuse and neglect involving pit bulls and pit bull mixes that animal shelters deal with every day.

Staff members have named the...

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