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Dog abandoned in Hingham gets adopted

Phil was adopted on Thursday from the Animal Rescue League.
Phil was adopted on Thursday from the Animal Rescue League.Animal Rescue League

The Maltese dog that was abandoned in a crate by the side of a busy road in Hingham last month was adopted Thursday from the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

The dog had been renamed “Phil” by the Animal Rescue League. The shelter said it received thousands of inquiries about Phil from across the country.

Before he was allowed to be adopted, the veterinary staff at the shelter gave the 2-year-old dog a full exam.

“While skittish upon intake, the friendly pup was quick to warm up, showing off his energetic personality to ARL staff and volunteers,” the shelter said in the release.

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The person who abandoned Phil has not been found, the Animal Rescue League said.

Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie. kilgannon@globe.com.