NYPD rescues 22 dogs trapped in car in sweltering heat

It was a dog day afternoon for nearly two dozen pups trapped in a hot car in The Bronx.

The 22 sweltering canines were found panting, sick and covered in feces Monday afternoon in a parked Mercedes-Benz SUV — along with a 54-year-old woman — on Edison Avenue and Middletown Road in Pelham Bay.

The car reeked by the time cops discovered the car, a sign they had been trapped inside for a while, sources said.

The woman, who cops say is emotionally disturbed, was taken to Montefiore Medical Center for treatment, cops said.

One 14-to-16-week-old puppy needed treatment for a severe intestinal condition, according to Kim Stein, a coordinator of the Adore-A-Bullie Paws and Claws rescue group, which helped place many of the pups in foster homes.

Another puppy had a condition called “cherry eye,” which made him appear like his eyelid was sticking out of his eye, she said.

Stein said her organization had been receiving calls about the woman driving around the Bronx with dogs in her car. Members of the organization reached out and asked if the woman wanted free vet care and food for the animals, but she declined, Stein said.

Stein said the dogs are now making a speedy recovery.

Read more on FOX NEWS

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories