QUEENS — NYPD officers, alongside the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, rescued more than two dozen dogs living in “deplorable and dangerous” conditions in Queens, police said Wednesday.
The officers had been alerted of dogs living in inhumane conditions, officials said. When they arrived to the home, they coordinated with the ASPCA for the rescue of 25 pit bulls.
Police arrested and charged the dog owner. The NYPD has not yet released the owner’s name or the charges against the owner.
PIX11 News reached out to the ASPCA for a statement.
“The ASPCA is assisting the NYPD with the removal and care of more than 25 dogs rescued from a cruelty situation in Queens, N.Y,” a spokesperson said. “The ASPCA is supporting this case by conducting veterinary forensic exams on the dogs and providing them with much-needed medical care, behavioral treatment and enrichment. For additional information about this investigation, please contact the NYPD.”