QUEENS (PIX11) — NYPD officers in Queens rescued a severely malnourished Great Dane and her seven puppies during a traffic stop on Saturday night, according to the 104th Precinct.

Officers spotted the dogs during a vehicle stop on Woodhaven Boulevard. They were “in a confined plastic container,” police said. The mom and puppies were brought to an animal hospital.

Police arrested the owner on several animal cruelty offenses.

“Great job @NYPD104Pct officers who not only enforced a loud vehicle noise violation but uncovered awful animal abuse,” NYC Councilmember Robert Holden tweeted. “We’re judged based on how we treat our animals, & these dogs endured terrible torture. Throw the book at this individual, and let’s find them loving homes!”