Coronavirus News: Dog left alone in NYC apartment rescued while owner recovers at hospital

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, April 20, 2020

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Animal care officers came to the rescue of a dog left alone in a New York City apartment after her owner went to the hospital with suspected COVID-19 symptoms.

When the dog's owner was admitted to the hospital, she was so worried about her pup that she threatened to leave.

That is when Animal Rescue Specialist Feraz with Animal Care and Control retrieved keys for the woman's apartment and immediately went to rescue the dog while dressed in full PPE.

The dog was taken to ASPCA for boarding while her owner focuses on recovering.

ACC reminds the public that it is always a good idea to have an emergency plan in place for pets. Click here to make sure you have everything covered.

MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGE

UPDATES

Grieving the lost: Tri-State residents who have died

New York state

New Jersey

Connecticut

Long Island

RESOURCES

Where are the testing centers

See how our communities are making a difference

Free educational resources for parents and children

How you can help victims of coronavirus

RELATED INFORMATION

Share your coronavirus story with Eyewitness News

Stimulus check scams and other coronavirus hoaxes

Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus

Total count of NYC COVID-19 cases based on patient address