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Josh Hutcherson Adopts Pit Bull Rescue Puppy

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/18/2012 3:44 pm Updated: 04/19/2012 5:59 pm

There's one more reason for people to swoon over Josh Hutcherson: the 'Hunger Games' star has adopted a rescue pit bull puppy, according to his Facebook fan page.

The status update on the adoption -- which acquired 10,000 Likes in 9 hours time -- reads "Way to go Josh! Josh just adopted a Blue Pit puppy from a pit rescue!! Thanks to Josh, he now has a full stomach, warm bed and loving owner!"

According to TooFab.com, the puppy, called Driver, had to undergo surgery for a broken femur and is also missing a couple toes. Sasha Rose, from Hands Paws Hearts in Lancaster, CA, said they rescued the dog from the Downey Animal Shelter.

Fans of Hutcherson are already finding his altruistic move almost too much to handle, commenting on the Facebook page, "omg he's literally perfect" and "Adopt me, please."

Celebrity gossip site OhNoTheyDidnt posted several photos of the actor nuzzling his new pitbull, declaring that, "Josh Hutcherson + puppy = Best post of 2012".

According to Pit Bull Rescue Central, an estimated 200 pitbulls are killed per day in Los Angeles alone because they can't find homes.


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