2015-01-28 / Features

Pup Rescued By Queens Cops ‘Doing Well’

BY LIZ GOFF

ASPCAASPCAQueens police are seeking help from the public to determine how a 6-month-old mixed-breed puppy ended up in the center lane of a busy highway last week.

Police Officers Melissa Mezzoruso and George orinia-Blocker were on patrol out of the 115th Precinct in Elmhurst on January 19 when they spotted the injured pup, curled in a ball off the Grand Central Parkway near the Long Island Expressway exit, police said.

The cops pulled their patrol car off to the side of the busy roadway and raced to help the trembling ball of fur to safety.

The pup, whose name was changed from Rocky to Huxley by workers at the ASPCA Hospital in Manhattan, is “resting comfortable” and being cared for “and spoiled” around the clock by hospital medics and workers, an ASPVA spokesperson said.

Huxley underwent surgery on  January 20 to repair a broken leg he suffered during his ordeal, police sources said.

Police last week released a photo of the brindle-colored pit bull mix, with the hopes that his owner might show up to claim him. “We were hoping he got loose or pulled away from his owner, but that doesn’t seem to be the case,” police sources said.

“No one has come forward to claim the puppy, so we are left to believe that some heartless individual tossed the poor pup out of the car or just left him on the highway and he was struck by a passing car,” police sources said.

“We really,  really want to speak with whoever did this,” the sources said. “We’re hoping that someone who witnessed this will come forward so this individual can face the consequences of his or her actions.”

Police are urging anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

The HOTLINE is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

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