What happened to a paralyzed puppy, discovered thrown away in a trash bag in a Brooklyn housing project dumpster, is currently under investigation by New York Police Department detectives. Few details have been shared, but when the photo of the young dog, dubbed Hope, was posted on the Facebook page of Kristina Sembler on Thursday evening, animal advocates immediately became involved hoping to help with the tragic situation.
Along with the heartbreaking photo of Hope, came Kristina’s first observations:
“You can’t help but hate people sometimes, and this is one of those times. Tom was just informed of a dog thrown away with the garbage at the Housing Project in Brooklyn. (He was told the dog moved its head.)”
Hours later, an update followed:
“update as of 3:00 a.m.- Because it’s an animal cruelty case, dog went to the ASPCA to see their veterinarian and be documented. Police gave Thomas Colwell all the info he needs to track dog’s progress and make sure that she doesn’t go to AC&C. A seasoned rescuer is also involved and wants to pull Hope, she will also be in contact with the ASPCA to ensure that nothing bad happens to this puppy. Once we find out more information, I will update this status again. Let’s root for Hope the puppy, we all want her to find the love and happiness that she deserves.”
Sadly, Hope was originally reported to have been bloodied and unable to move except for her head. She remains in the care of the Harlem ASPCA.
“…Hope is getting medical treatment …. Hope will not be going to the ACC. We all want her to know and love and happiness; no more abuse and neglect for her,” Kristina posted early Friday morning.
This is a developing story, and we will update as more information is made available as how to help Hope.
(Photos of paralyzed puppy Hope via Kristina Sembler and Thomas Colwell)
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