NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dog that was left outside in Brooklyn during the blizzard last week has been handed over to an animal rescue group.
The plight of Prince and another dog on the Park Slope property was brought to the attention of many after someone posted a video of the dogs in the blizzard on YouTube.
The video shows a snowed-in backyard with a shed toward the back, the dogs can be heard howling and crying as snow falls fast.
Following negotiations with Guardians of Rescue, the owner agreed to voluntarily surrender Prince.
“We were actually working with the ASPCA on this case to see that at the very least that the dogs had a better scenario as far as shelter goes,” Robert Misseri, President of Guardians Of Rescue, told 1010 WINS.
Misseri said his organization and the ASPCA spoke with the owner about keeping the dogs inside during the cold weather and he said she agreed.
“We were working with her, trying to get her to understand that Prince would do better in a more controlled environment, and she agreed,” Misseri said.
Misseri said despite his poor eyesight, Prince is doing well.
“He’s great, he’s surprisingly great. He had a long car ride last night to Long Island and he was good, he was happy,” he said.
Prince will soon be put up for adoption.
“The ideal adopter or foster would be a vet tech, so that any medical conditions can be dealt with immediately. And someone who has a home that would be best suited to a dog that is certainly vision impaired,” said Misseri.
The other dog, Egypt, is currently still with the homeowner.
For more information on Prince, head to the Guardians of Rescue website.