On an icy Sunday in January, NYPD officers found a nearly 70 pound American Bulldog on a subway train in Times Square.
The dog, who has since been re-named Metro, reportedly was left on the train in the Bronx, and took a ride downtown.
“He’s just a big goofball,” said Linda Vetrano of Posh Pets Rescue. “It’s definitely time to find him a home.”
Vetrano said Metro willingly went with police officers, who found him wagging his tail in the subway car. But, as weeks passed in the city Animal Care & Control of NYC shelter, Metro’s time was running out and he would have been euthanized.
“Volunteers were begging us to take this dog,” Vetrano said.
Metro is in good health, a great dog for a family and doesn’t seem to be all that interested in chasing cats. He has been at the Long Beach Animal Shelter for the past two months.
“I’m very happy I did rescue him,” Vetrano said. “A lot of these dogs are ruined by bad upbringing, and we like to rescue dogs we can put back into the public and restore back to the glory of what beautiful dogs they are.”
Breed: American Bulldog/ American Staffordshire Terrier
Weight: About 70 pounds
Attributes: Neutered, housetrained, walks on a leash, up to date on shots, plays well with others