21 Neglected Dogs Rescued; Receiving Care at the ASPCA

October 5, 2021

At the request of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the ASPCA assisted with the rescue of 21 dogs, including puppies, from a cruelty situation in Brooklyn, NY. The dogs were found in extremely poor conditions where their basic needs were not being met. Several of the dogs were found crammed together in small cages covered in feces and urine in an apartment with poor ventilation and a strong odor of ammonia. 

ASPCA experts are supporting this case by having provided boots-on-the-ground assistance to remove the dogs from the property and immediate transport into our care, where veterinary and behavior experts are conducting forensic exams and providing the dogs with much-needed medical care and behavioral treatment and enrichment.

“Upon arrival on scene, it was clear these animals were living in terrible conditions and needed to be immediately rescued and brought to safety.” said Howard Lawrence, Vice President of ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement. “We’re grateful to the NYPD for continuing to prioritize animal welfare in NYC and are proud to play a role in providing these dogs with the care they so badly need and deserve.”

Earlier this year, we announced the development of a Recovery & Rehabilitation Center that we’re building in the Hudson Valley to expand our capacity to care for animals rescued through our partnership with the NYPD. The facility is slated to open in 2023 and will work in conjunction with the ASPCA Animal Recovery Center and Canine Annex for Recovery & Enrichment in Manhattan, where we currently provide care for NYC's animal victims of cruelty and neglect.