4-month old Beagle puppy dragged, thrown, severely beaten, then tied to pole outside Bronx, NY barber shop


The strong-willed dog — named after Cleopatra — is healing and being cared for by our rescue. She was dragged from the back of a truck, thrown on the street, and beaten to an inch of her life. One of her eyes was swollen shut, and she had cuts on her head, back and shoulders, as well as several internal injuries. Her abuser has been apprehended and we are awaiting more details. We will keep you posted as we receive them. The NYPD Detective leading the case has been really great and we are super appreciative for his level of commitment and care to our Cleo. Thank you to everyone for your immense support!!


Cleo's vet bills are over $7,000, and we need your help to help her. Please donate what you can and share her story so we can get Cleo the justice she deserves.

For more information, see the following news stories (and follow us on Facebook): Pix11ABC 7 NY ; NBC New York ; NBC CoverageDaily News CoverageMetro New York

Rescue your next pet


Looking for your new best friend? You’ve come to the right place!


How do YOU define rescue? This is a personal definition, one that every person we encounter may have a different answer for. What is shared across all viewpoints however is that animals in need of rescue, true rescue, are often those that are not “easily adoptable”, at least not in their current state.

Our goal: By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters LGAR is hoping to be able to rescue hundreds of animals every year. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.

Won’t you join us in our mission?


Millions of animals are euthanized every year due to overpopulation, irresponsibility and sadly, cost. This is particularly true with animals who suffer medical ailments, many of which are treatable yet they are often deemed “unadoptable” and withheld from public view.

These animals in particular suffer the worst fate because they sit in pain and fear with no hope of ever being given a second chance at life. Because of this, we have developed a special focus within our rescue, a promise, to save as many of these animals that we can.

Veterinary expenses alone can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the severity of the condition which is often unknown at the time of pull. Yet, in spite of these costs, our promise to every animal we pull into our rescue is to provide the most advanced medical and pain management treatments possible in an effort to ensure the best possible outcomes for these previously neglected and broken animals.



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The donation includes shipping for up to 2 magnets. 3+ magnets will cost a bit more due to extra postage. You can make a donation here. Then, forward Daniela proof of donation with your mailing address: (Want 3 or more magnets? Let us know and we'll find out how much extra postage it'll cost.)

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