Seven abused Great Dane puppies and their “emaciated” mother were rescued in Queens when NYPD officers pulled over a Philadelphia driver for a noise violation, cops said Sunday.
“Last night your 104 NCOs rescued this malnourished mother and her 7 puppies after spotting the dogs in a vehicle during a hitchhike on Woodhaven Boulevard.” NYPD District 104 wrote on Twitter.
“The owner has been charged with multiple animal cruelty charges. Mom & puppies are currently in the care of a veterinary clinic.”
Officers pulled over driver Ravon Service, 27, on Woodhaven Boulevard about 2 p.m. on his vehicle because of a loud exhaust system, police said.
“At the car stop, officers observed an emaciated dog and several puppies in a container without access to food, water, or adequate space,” an NYPD official said.
Photos show the dogs were crammed into a small plastic container and the mother’s ribs were sticking out of her side.
Dienst was charged with eight counts of torturing an animal and eight counts of neglecting a confiscated animal. He was also charged with seven counts of cruelly carrying an animal and making inappropriate noise, police officers said.
https://nypost.com/2022/11/27/abused-great-danes-rescued-by-cops-during-nyc-traffic-stop/ Abused Great Danes rescued by police officers during a New York traffic stop