Already Saved From Gruesome Fate, Lucky Dog Is Rescued During Snowstorm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –A lucky little dog whose life was recently saved from an unspeakable fate overseas had to be saved again in New York City in the middle of the snowstorm this week.

As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, precious little Pandy cowers in the corner of the Animal Haven, a rescue shelter in SoHo. The sweet, but shy 4-year-old mutt has only been at the shelter for a few weeks – saved from a horrific life in Thailand.

“She was rescued from the dog meat trade in Asia — the illegal dog meat trade,” said Animal Haven executive director Tiffany Lacey.

During the snowstorm Tuesday, Pandy got spooked by the snow and wind.

“We got a frantic call from one of our volunteers on the street in the middle of the storm, probably around 3:15,” Lacey said. “She had gotten awa,y so we all ran out — our entire staff — and she was running north.”

And all alone, the frightened pup kept running in frigid temperatures through the blizzard.

Pandy ran some 40 blocks through Manhattan from SoHo, and ended up at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.

“At first, I was like, is that was I think it is?” said Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police Officer Nicholas Armenti. “And I was like, yeah, that’s a dog.”

Armenti was the first to spot Pandy around an hour later, heading straight into oncoming traffic. He called for backup, and officers Steve Corrigan and Emanuel Luongo responded from the New Jersey side.

Pandy made it to the middle of the tunnel when the officers caught up to her.

“She was very scared, very wet; cold and Officer Corrigan was able to come up from behind as I distracted her and I was able grab the leash,” Luongo said.

“It’s a feel-good story,” Corrigan added. “You know, the dog was rescued from Thailand and then again it got saved over here.”

It was not until the officers called the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that they discovered where Pandy had come from.

“I can’t thank them enough,” Lacey said.

Next up is hopefully a trip for Pandy to her forever home with a new family.A lucky little dog whose life was recently saved from an unspeakable fate overseas had to be saved again in New York City in the middle of the snowstorm this week.

As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, precious little Pandy cowers in the corner of the Animal Haven, a rescue shelter in SoHo. The sweet, but shy 4-year-old mutt has only been at the shelter for a few weeks – saved from a horrific life in Thailand.

“She was rescued from the dog meat trade in Asia — the illegal dog meat trade,” said Animal Haven executive director Tiffany Lacey.

During the snowstorm Tuesday, Pandy got spooked by the snow and wind.

“We got a frantic call from one of our volunteers on the street in the middle of the storm, probably around 3:15,” Lacey said. “She had gotten awa,y so we all ran out — our entire staff — and she was running north.”

And all alone, the frightened pup kept running in frigid temperatures through the blizzard.

Pandy ran some 40 blocks through Manhattan from SoHo, and ended up at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.

“At first, I was like, is that was I think it is?” said Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police Officer Nicholas Armenti. “And I was like, yeah, that’s a dog.”

Armenti was the first to spot Pandy around an hour later, heading straight into oncoming traffic. He called for backup, and officers Steve Corrigan and Emanuel Luongo responded from the New Jersey side.

Pandy made it to the middle of the tunnel when the officers caught up to her.

“She was very scared, very wet; cold and Officer Corrigan was able to come up from behind as I distracted her and I was able grab the leash,” Luongo said.

“It’s a feel-good story,” Corrigan added. “You know, the dog was rescued from Thailand and then again it got saved over here.”

It was not until the officers called the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that they discovered where Pandy had come from.

“I can’t thank them enough,” Lacey said.

Next up is hopefully a trip for Pandy to her forever home with a new family.

If you’d like to adopt Pandy, please visit animalhavenshelter.org.

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