An adorable terrier that was rescued from the dog meat trade in Thailand had a second brush with death during Tuesday’s snowstorm in New York.
The 5-year-old dog named Pandy was being walked by a volunteer from Animal Haven, where she’s up for adoption when she got scared and took off, according to the shelter’s director Tiffany Lacey. She bolted and ran 40 blocks across town, almost entering the Lincoln Tunnel. “She was freaked out by her surroundings. I’m sure the snowstorm was no help,” Lacey said Wednesday.
Pandy ran for about an hour in the storm before she was spotted at the mouth of the tunnel at 4:30 p.m. by Port Authority police officers Nicholas Armenti, Steve Corrigan and Manny Luongo. The officers picked up Pandy and took her to the ASPCA on East 92nd Street where workers discovered she had a microchip.
Pandy was safely returned to Animal Haven at 7 p.m. Tuesday and treated for bloodied paws from running on the icy pavement. She has come a long way since she was rescued by the non-profit Centre Street Shelter from the animal-food trade in Thailand, where dogs are snatched from the street and sold for their meat.
“That’s another reason why this was very heartbreaking — after all, she’s been through and to travel all the way here from Thailand,” said Lacey. “She’s doing really well. She’s tired but she’s the sweet girl she always is,” she continued.
Pandy has been in the care of Animal Haven for about two weeks and she’s now up for adoption. “She’s shy and needs a patient, loving adopter,” Lacey said. If you are interested in adopting Lacy, please call Animal Haven at (212) 274-8511.
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[Featured Image Credit: Port Authority PD]