NEW YORK, NY – One person was charged after the New York City Police Department and NYC ASPCA conducted a welfare check at a Brooklyn basement this week. Once inside, police and animal control officers found 14 dogs of various breeds and ages in a cloud of smoke in the basement.
Officers also noted a strong, foul odor coming from the basement. Once they gained access, officers found many of the dogs to be malnourished and deprived.
Police did not release the address of the incident or the name of the arrested individuals.
All dogs were taken into custody by the NYC ASPCA where there were treated and cared for. All of the dogs are expected to make a full recovery.