ASPCA Assists in the Removal of Over 30 Dogs from a New York Apartment

August 13, 2018

rescued shih tzu

Last month, the ASPCA assisted the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in the removal of 33 dogs from a small New York City apartment. The Shih Tzu-mixes were discovered after neighbors complained about excessive barking and a foul smell coming from the apartment. The dogs were found in overcrowded, unkempt conditions and were in need of care and immediate veterinary attention. 

After their removal, the ASPCA took all of the dogs in and began providing the care they seem to have been denied. After some time in our care, many of these dogs have already found loving homes and are now leading happy and healthy lives. Their previous owner was arrested and is currently facing criminal charges.

“This situation is a reminder that every New Yorker can make a difference for animals by reporting suspected cruelty to the police. Thanks to the quick response of the NYPD, these dogs are now safe and have a second chance to find a loving home in the future,” said Howard Lawrence, Vice President of the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement.   

Since its inception in 2015, the ASPCA’s partnership with the NYPD has been an integral part of protecting New York City’s innocent animals. Thanks to the diligent work of these officers and our teams, 33 dogs got a chance at a brighter tomorrow.