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Police Rescue Canines Left Inside Car in LIC During Scorching Weather

A dog rescued from a car in Long Island City (108 Precinct)

July 2, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Multiple dogs were rescued over the weekend after being left inside a hot car, police say.

Officers from the 108th Precinct responded to several calls about dogs in a car at around 11 a.m. on July 1, according to police. Four Pit Bulls, police say, were found inside a van near 24th Street and 43rd Avenue.

Police got the dogs out through an unlocked back passenger door, and said the dogs had no water and were subject to extreme heat–exacerbated by the heat wave–for several hours.

The dogs were all sent to Animal Care and Control center, and are expected to be O-K, according to police.

Police have also made an arrest in the case–Romulus Lutchmansingh, 44, was arrested shortly after the dogs were rescued on charges of animal cruelty.

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dawn lafferty

THESE PPL SHOULD BE PLACED ON A LIST AS “NOT” BEING ABLE TO OWN AN ANIMAL!! I would call them PIGS but that would be degrading to these God made creatures!


Mind boggling. There are only two categories for these people. Extremely dumb or extremely cruel.

Tom Buckley

The owner of these dogs should be put in a locked car for several hours to see what it feels like.


Glad these poor animals were saved. What is wrong with people who do thing like this. Several calls, shame on the 108 Pct.

No More Keystone Cops

The 108th only responded after being pushed by the 114th. There is a video of several cops doing nothing but giving ‘tude to the very same people trying to help. Cops get sprayed in the face with pepper spray as part of training, no? Maybe if we locked those cops in a car in 100 degree temps for 30min they’d change their tune? Could be a useful tool that would lead to some compassion.


There. I fixed it.

“Dogs finally rescued from the inside of this vehicle thanks to a concerned community (because we, at the 108th precinct, have no compassion and won’t help innocent animals without immense pressure)! Heat advisory is in EFFECT this weekend. Please stay cool and don’t leave your dogs and kids locked in your cars!”


Hopefully they will be fully recovered in time to poop in Gantry Plaza State Park next month.


Trolls could learn a thing or two from you. Funny but not totally inappropriate.

Victoria D

After “several calls”? It should only take 1 call for animals to be rescued. Grateful to have a happy ending in the end.

Eats'a Pizza

I read this headline as saying that “police rescue dogs” were stuck in cars.

Regina walsh

Why did the precinct wait almost 24 hours to actually remove these dogs from the car!!! they did nothing until almost 24 hours had passed from what I understand???


These dogs have been living there for so long. They were always fed and cared for. This weekend was very hot and they needed help..they got the help they needed STOP COMPLAINING


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