February 27, 2015

ASPCA Cares for Yorkie Puppies Rescued by NYPD

Last week, the ASPCA assisted the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in removing several Yorkshire Terrier puppies from a building in Lower Manhattan.

The puppies are currently receiving medical care at the ASPCA Hospital, and as this is still an open case with the NYPD, we cannot provide further details at this time.

“This is another example of the partnership between the NYPD and the ASPCA working to rescue animals in New York City,” says Howard Lawrence, Senior Director, ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group. “Fortunately, these puppies are now getting expert care from ASPCA veterinary staff. We are hopeful that they will be healthy enough to find homes this spring.”

Update: All of the puppies rescued in this case are on hold for adoption. However, we have many other adoptable pets who are waiting to find loving homes. Please visit our Adopt section to browse available dogs at the ASPCA Adoption Center, or in your local shelter.

ASPCA veterinarian caring for yorkie puppy