Members of the New York Police Department rescued 22 dogs living with a woman in her Mercedes SUV in the Bronx earlier this week.
NYPD responded to a 911 call Monday. According to the NYPD, the 54-year-old woman was emotionally disturbed and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Police said temperatures inside the car were dangerously high, and there was an extreme amount of filth inside the car.
“The woman was not in a good place in her life and the dogs certainly weren’t being cared for,” said NYPD Deputy Inspector Danielle Raia. “With help from our partners, we will make sure she and the puppies get the care they need.”
With the assistance of police, the dogs were taken to an area shelter. The 22 dogs are said to be doing well and are up for adoption.