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Puppy Thrown from Car in Sandy Aftermath Now at ASPCA

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 2:45pm

Even as their region was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, a New Jersey couple found time to step up for an animal in need.

After spending days inside waiting out the storm without electricity, Gloria Delgado and Wilfredo Garcia took their dog for a walk Tuesday to survey the damage to their Elizabeth neighborhood.

A few blocks from their home, they saw something strange: a little white car idling at the edge of a park. The couple heard a yelp and a car door slam, and then watched as the car sped away.

To their horror, Delgado and Garcia realized a Hound/Pit Bull mix puppy, white with brown spots and about five months old, had been pitched out of the car, left to fend for herself among the downed trees and debris. Delgado called to the confused puppy, and she came right away.

Delgado and Garcia waited for 20 minutes—perhaps, they thought, she fell out of the car? But the car never returned, so they took the puppy home to their dark apartment.

“She was so nice,” Delgado says. “So good and playful with our kids and our dog.”

The puppy stayed the night, but the Garcia family knew they couldn’t keep her forever. Delgado cleans houses in Manhattan, and she decided to bring us the puppy when she returned to work. On Wednesday, the entire Garcia family braved hours of traffic to ensure the dog reached us safely. 

“I lived in Manhattan a long time ago, so I know how the ASPCA takes care of animals,” Garcia says. “I knew they would take care of this dog.”

We are so grateful that the Garcia family took care of this sweet and happy little puppy, who is receiving care at our Adoption Center and will be made available for adoption soon. Of course, we named her Sandy.

For more information about the ASPCA’s rescue and relief efforts during Sandy, please stay tuned to our blog and Twitter account.

UPDATE: Sandy has been adopted!

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LynnDW

I keep hoping that people who mistreat animals will have the same treatment done to them....unfortunately, that just doesn't seem to happen....then someone like these people come along and restore my HOPE (not belief...just hope) that more people will do what they did. Kindness doesn't cost a dime....please spread it around our animals kingdom everyday!!!!

Phil

I'm sure that there is a long line of people wanting to adopt Sandy, but add me to the list. We can offer her a good home and faminky in Massachusetts.

CHERYL KUPER

THE PITBULL PUPPY THROWN FROM CAR I WOULD LOVE TO ADOPT HER. I HAD A 16YRS OLD PITBULL. SHE WAS MY HEART, I DON'T HAVE 2 LEGGED KIDS BUT, I DO HAVE 4 LEEGED KIDS WHO MEAN THE WORLD TO ME. 4 YRS AGO I HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT THAT WENT BAD. I HAD 3 SURGERYS, & THEN I HAD A 4TH ONE WERE MY KNEE WAS SO INFECTED THEY HAD TO CUT IT OUT. I WAS BED BOUND FOR 52DAYS MY MOTHER TOOK CEECEE (MY PIT) & MY ROTT. CEECEE & I HAD A BOND THAT SHE HAD TO OUT LIVE ME. I THINK SHE TOUGHT I PAST & AFTER ABOUT 3WKS MY MOM TOLD ME SHE WAS GETTING UP SO I HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION TO HAVE HER PUT TO SLEEP. I HAVE HER ASHES THAT WILL BE BURIED W/ME & MY 2 OTHER DOG. I WOULD LOVE TO ADOPT HER I LIVE IN HAMILTON OHIO.

CHERYL KUPER

THE PITBULL PUPPY THROWN FROM CAR I WOULD LOVE TO ADOPT HER. I HAD A 16YRS OLD PITBULL. SHE WAS MY HEART, I DON'T HAVE 2 LEGGED KIDS BUT, I DO HAVE 4 LEEGED KIDS WHO MEAN THE WORLD TO ME. 4 YRS AGO I HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT THAT WENT BAD. I HAD 3 SURGERYS, & THEN I HAD A 4TH ONE WERE MY KNEE WAS SO INFECTED THEY HAD TO CUT IT OUT. I WAS BED BOUND FOR 52DAYS MY MOTHER TOOK CEECEE (MY PIT) & MY ROTT. CEECEE & I HAD A BOND THAT SHE HAD TO OUT LIVE ME. I THINK SHE TOUGHT I PAST & AFTER ABOUT 3WKS MY MOM TOLD ME SHE WAS GETTING UP SO I HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION TO HAVE HER PUT TO SLEEP. I HAVE HER ASHES THAT WILL BE BURIED W/ME & MY 2 OTHER DOG. I WOULD LOVE TO ADOPT HER I LIVE IN HAMILTON OHIO.

Melissa Malone

Hi there I just seen the Good Morning America Show seen the short clip of The Pitbull mix tossed from a car. I'm interested in adopting her. I have 2 dogs now 10yr male springer and 2yr pitbull mix looks like she could be sandys twin. I live in Harrisville,RI have tons of yard space for everyone to run and play. Our Nikki (pitbull mix)we rescued from Tennessee through pooches on the move. She has been a great lovable addition to our family we would love to help and provide a wonderful life for Sandy. Thank you Melissa

Mara Wilson

I'm the only "dog person" in my family. But when my family saw this puppy, they absolutely fell in love. I know there are many people who would be more than willing to give Sandy a home, but we would love to be added to the list. There are three children who would be so glad to love her, take care of her, and play with her; and the parents are just as hopeful as the children. We can't stand to see animals treated the way Sandy was, and we would love to be the ones to keep her safe in our home in Massachusetts.

Traci

Clearly there is competition for "Sandy" but too would love to adopt her! I instantly called the ASPCA line but have gotten nowhere ...apparently the lines are still down. If she is available for adoption my husband and I would love to welcome her to our little family!

Joan Wagner

I live in Indiana and my dog of 14 years recently passed away :( I saw Sandy on Good Morning America and felt an instant connection! Would love to adopt her. Can anybody tell me how?

Lisa

Would love to adopt her.

camille

What a horrible, cold-hearted couple, throwing a helpless, defenseless little dog out of a car in the devastated area, I hope they will rot in hell. Thanks to people like the Garcia family for rescuing the poor little dog. God bless the Garcia family, and I hope Sandy will be adopted to a truly loving home soon.

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