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Jeremy Lin Is Up For Adoption!

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Jeremy Lin is up for adoption! No, not the NBA sensation -- a seven-month-old puppy in New York City.

A good Samaritan dropped the 38-pound tan-colored shepherd-pit bull mix at the  Animal Care & Control of New York City last week at the height of Linsanity. The pup was hit by a car, but survived without a scratch.

A shelter employee who played college basketball and is described by co-workers as “a huge Knicks fan” bestowed the raging moniker upon the pup after noticing the dog's affinity for a toy basketball.

“Obviously, because Jeremy Lin has been so popular and been in the news so much, the staff decided to give that name to the dog; we have a lot of sports fans that work for us,” said shelter director Richard Gentles.

The New York Post reported that families interested in adopting the dog can visit the shelter beginning February 18th, but have to specifically ask to see Jeremy Lin, since he has not yet been neutered.

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