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An abandoned puppy has been [giving / given] a new home and a new job. The 7-week-old pup was [left / leaving] at the stadium of the Savannah Bananas baseball team in Georgia, USA last week. It was found [cried / crying] in the parking lot. It had no name tag, collar, microchip, [and / or] anything else to [identify / identity] it. The team posted a message on its website [around / about] the dog, but the owner did not come [backward / forward] . The president of the team, Jared Orton, decided he would [opt / adopt] the puppy and named her Daisy. The lucky pup also has a new job. She is now the team's official 'bat dog'. The job [of / at] a bat dog is to take baseball bats to players, collect balls on the baseball field and please the [crowd / crowded] .

Mr Orton [spoke / speak] about meeting Daisy for the [first / fast] time. She looked very tired and a [little / lot] lost. Orton said: "We took Daisy to the vet and [beside / aside] from being hungry and dehydrated, she was in [petty / pretty] good health." He told reporters that although she has the job of bat dog, she might be a little too small to [held / hold] a bat in her mouth. He said: "We aren't sure how big she'll get, so it's hard [to / at] say if she'll be able to pick up a bat or just coach first base." He added that she will become a regular [future / feature] at the ballpark and will be very popular with fans. She will also [greet / great] visitors every day at the team's office. Mr Orton said finding Daisy was her fate. He said: "It was just meant to be that we'd have a team dog as part [for / of] our staff."

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