NEW YORK — The canine unit of New York City’s Department of Animal Services has been put on lockdown for more than two weeks after it was discovered that a puppy was found dead in a hot spot unit on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
The dog unit was shut down on Monday after a worker noticed the puppy was “unresponsive and unresponsive in one spot,” according to a statement from the NYPD.
“When the animal was taken into the hot spot, it was found to be a puppy and the owner was taken to the hospital,” the statement said.
“There were no signs of trauma, and the dog was placed in a crate,” it added.
“The animal was immediately placed in quarantine until further notice.”
The dog was found in a “hot spot” in the unit on Monday.
According to the NYPD, the unit was built in the mid-1990s and was the second-largest dog unit in the city.
It has a staff of 12 officers and a total of 2,500 dogs.