Dapper dogs rescued in Gravesend

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Even these abandoned dogs were bundled up for this week’s cold snap.

Police from the 61st Precinct rescued eight dapper dogs — all wearing tiny sweaters — from an abandoned building in Gravesend on Feb. 9.

Authorities say they found the precious pooches in a vacant home on Ocean Parkway near Avenue R while responding to a burglary call. A spokesman for the Police Department said the owner of the property told police there were people “camping out” in the vacant building — but when police arrived, they found that the squatters had bolted, abandoning the debonair dogs on the third floor of the property.

Police say they found the cuddly canines huddled together in their sweaters inside of a cage lined with blankets.

A police spokesman said the couture canines are getting a medical check up and all the appropriate shots at the Brooklyn branch of Animal Care and Control.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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