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Starved dog turned in to Joseph's Legacy now healthy and available for adoption

Posted: 10:43 PM, Mar 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-25 02:46:42Z
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MIDDLETOWN — When Marvin arrived at Joseph's Legacy, his bones prominently showed through thin skin and matted fur. Now, he's an energetic good boy in search of a very good family.

The woman who brought him in, 27-year-old Ashley Kubilus, claimed she found him wandering Middletown as a stray, but it was later revealed by police that she was the owner responsible for Marvin's starved state. She was charged with cruelty to a companion animal, and Marvin was taken into the care of Joseph's Legacy.

Marvin, from there, took on the long and difficult task of recovery and weight gain. The young pup's progress was hopeful; Joseph's Legacy shared on Facebook that he'd gained almost three pounds in the first 24 hours under their care, but his fate was still tenuous.

On Sunday, Joseph's Legacy announced on Facebook that Marvin is healthy and ready for adoption.

Anyone interested in adopting Marvin should fill out an application on the Joseph's Legacy website.