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Case Of Sad Puppy Love

Nine months after “101 Dalmatians” made the spotted dogs a hot gift at Christmas, the pets are becoming the most abandoned breed at animal shelters. Owners are finding out that the cuddly puppies grow into big and often moody adults. Hundreds of Dalmatians are being returned, many abused and injured, and those that are not adopted are likely to be put to death. “These animals are paying with their lives because people aren’t informed about them,” said Pati Dane, above, who runs Dalmatian Rescue, an organization in North Miami Beach, Fla., that tries to find new homes for the abandoned animals.