January 22, 2015

High Stakes Rescue: NYPD Recovers Injured Puppy from Busy New York City Roadway

High Stakes Rescue: NYPD Recovers Injured Puppy from Busy New York City Roadway

After receiving reports on Monday of a dog wandering on New York City’s Grand Central Parkway in Queens, NY, two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers responded and found an injured pit bull puppy sitting in the middle lane of the busy roadway. The officers carried the 6-month-old pup, first called “Rocky” and now named “Huxley,” to safety, and transported him first to the ASPCA’s office in Queens, and then to the ASPCA Animal Hospital in Manhattan.

ASPCA veterinarians performed surgery on Huxley’s broken leg, and he is expected to make a full recovery. We’d like to ask anyone who has information about Huxley to please come forward. Thanks to the NYPD officers who rescued this brave dog!

Huxley with the two NYPD officers and an ASPCA Vet

While Huxley is not yet ready for adoption, there are many other adorable dogs at the ASPCA Adoption Center who are waiting to find homes. Please visit our Adoptable Dogs page to find your next canine companion!