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Friendly Dog Found Duct Taped and Beaten Needs a Home

Snoopy, just moments after his rescue from behind a Bronx apartment building. Photo credit: Second Chance Rescue NYC.

Sergeant Louis Barbarelli, a Sergeant with the NYPD and a volunteer for Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, was on vacation when he got a call about an abused dog behind an apartment building in the Soundview section of the Bronx, New York City. When he arrived on scene, what he found was shocking.

A small, white Bichon Frise mix had been beaten, cut, had shoelaces tied around his neck, and had his mouth and nose tightly taped shut with several layers of silver duct tape, before being left to die behind the apartment building.

Snoopy, as rescuers have named him, was bruised and bleeding, his white fur gray and matted with dirt. Jennifer Chance, of Second Chance Animal Rescue, the organization that is caring for the sweet boy, says the dog also had marijuana residue within the substance of his coat. When they removed the tape, little Snoopy drank a lot of water, indicating that he had been taped for quite a long time.

Witnesses said they had spotted the dog laying in the apartment building’s courtyard for several days before he mysteriously disappeared. It wasn’t until days later, when one resident spotted little Snoopy in an elevator and called police that he was rescued. The rescue organization believes that people walked past him for days, either without noticing or without caring.

Snoopy is expected to make a full recovery, thanks to Second Chance Rescue, who say that in addition to being incredibly sweet, he is housebroken and appears to have had some training. Clearly he was, at one time in his 3-years of life, a loved family pet.

Neither Snoopy’s original owners, nor the person(s) responsible for abusing him have been found.

For more information or to adopt Snoopy from Second Chance Rescue visit their website and Facebook page.
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  25. annmarieLofaro
    September 1, 2013 | 9:09 am

    I wrote a litter about adoption for snoopy. I had a Bichon he passed away April 19 2013.It was one the worst times ever and the sades . He made me and everyone miss him so much. no one ever answer me to let me know if this very special little guy found permanent home. HOPE he is doing well. Im sure he is in good hands. so please if someone can email me to let me know about him so I can make my self stop from wondering if he is still up for adoption. please do not forget to answer me . Thankyou for your time from AnnMarie Lofaro Add. 82 Dollard DR, North Babylon N.Y. 11703 CELL 631 766 3468 . P.S if you need this info.

  26. barbara dreveskracht
    July 7, 2013 | 3:04 am

    Tricia, I so whole heartedly agree with you. Except we need to duct tape, take them to the river bank, feed all our loved ones we usually take with, and let them do their justice. Asin,shit and piss all over em.

  27. Connie Sitzman
    July 2, 2013 | 9:20 am

    I can’t understand how a human can do this horrible act to a defenseless dog!. I have 3 rescued dogs and they are wonderful friends.

  28. Tricia
    June 28, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    SICK SICK SICK BASTARDS! Let’s duct tape these people up, beat them and leave them on the streets to die!!! Do people understanding that animals just want to love. They don’t have a say on how EVIL people treat them!!!! I pray these people have it coming to them VERY SOON!!!!!!!

  29. Sher
    June 25, 2013 | 7:52 am

    @ Marilyn, Please call an animal rescue group that is close to you and report this jerk! He needs to have his animals taken away. People like that have no business having animals. He obviously doesn’t want the dog and won’t take care of him. He may even beat the dog to death if something isn’t done. Please do the right thing, don’t sit by and let this happen, step up, make the call and report him!

  30. Sharie
    June 11, 2013 | 11:03 am

    I would definitely call and report the owner. There is a chance they won’t put the dog down. Plus think about the man’s other two dogs. He probably mistreats them as well.

  31. Lisa
    June 7, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    People walked by this dog for days, not seeing or ignoring! Boy, what a great apartment complex to live in. I guess the type of people that lived there have seen and lived this type of life for many generations……. Sad

  32. Faith Everett
    June 2, 2013 | 3:54 pm

    Bless the poor baby. What pain & horror this little one has gone thru. I still say animal abusers should be shot on site. And I would never blink an eye or look back. There is no excuse for Animal Abuse. I pray they find the Monster that did this and I hope he Rots in Hell. Dear Jesus please be with this baby & ease his pain & hopefully he will be adopted by a loving family that will appreciate him. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  33. vicky
    June 1, 2013 | 7:29 pm

    I am sorry but people who do this to animals, should be taken out. I pray for snoopy.

  34. Jennifer Bibiano
    May 31, 2013 | 11:00 pm

    I am almost sure this is my dog !!!!! Please do not sell him. He ran away on February and we’ve been looking for him since. We miss him dearly and we want him back

    • Rosemarie Franz
      June 1, 2013 | 7:48 am

      Jennifer, is he your dog? Have you contacted the rescue that has him? I hope that you are reunited soon!

      • Jennifer bibiano
        July 1, 2013 | 1:33 pm

        I called the girl from second chance about 4 times and she never let me go see him. She stopped answering my calls, it’s ridiculous how they say they’re looking for the owners of this dog but won’t even let people see it.

  35. Lee
    May 31, 2013 | 6:58 pm

    Has he been adopted? I’m in Va.

  36. Paul
    May 31, 2013 | 6:54 pm

    How do I adopt this dog?

  37. Rachael
    May 31, 2013 | 5:13 pm

    Has a home been found yet!? That poor baby

  38. Ben
    May 31, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    Remember that old saying god only helps those that help themselves….. praying might be a good way to let people know your religious… but actually doing good lets them know your a GOOD person… another saying that fits this.. you might be able to talk the talk.. but can you walk the walk….. in other words GET UP OFF YOU BUTTS AND DO STUFF ABOUT THE EVIL IN THIS WORLD!!

  39. Lance
    May 31, 2013 | 4:18 am

    Wow, that’s very rude. Why in the world would someone do that to a harmless creature like snoopy? I just don’t get it!

  40. nora
    May 30, 2013 | 11:46 pm

    hope they find who did this to this poor dog,and tape them to the backyard too! asshole,s

  41. Nikole
    May 30, 2013 | 10:02 pm

    I have said it before and I will say it again; there is a way to bring an END to these senseless acts of pure abuse and hatred. EYE FOR AN EYE! To HELL with no “cruel and unusual” punishment allowed. All we would have to do is to simply do exactly to these perps. as they do to these defenseless, innocent animals. Whatever they have done; however long they did it for, do exactly the same to them. I am pretty certain and willing to bet the house, that if this was done, these people would not want to LOOK at another animal, let alone inflict this kind of sick and barbaric abuse.

  42. Deb
    May 30, 2013 | 9:23 pm

    Praying might make you feel better but it doesn’t do a damn thing for that poor pup. Instead of sitting around thinking lovely thoughts, how about if we DO something???

    • ashley
      May 31, 2013 | 12:16 am

      Praying doesn’t just make people feel better, they are not just “lovely thoughts” praying can have way more effect than donations. I am pretty sure donations are not what pulled my 2 and a half year old through surgery for his brain cancer and I am sure its not what will help this pup pull through its condition. Don’t Dis God.

  43. p dejong
    May 30, 2013 | 9:19 pm

    They say that many serial killers started out abusing animals. Let’s hope the person who did this wasn’t practicing and will evolve from animals to humans.

    I am sick that anyone could do this to a loving little dog. I hope he finds a great home with people who love him.

    • Cassie
      May 31, 2013 | 1:06 am

      I thought the same thing. Some psychotic person did this, or someone that is going to turn into one. Reality is, there are so many people who would do this who are not psychos. They are sick humans…maggots on a piece of shit. They deserve to be treated like they treat these animals. Also, shame to everyone who walked by and did nothing for the poor dog.

  44. Steven
    May 30, 2013 | 8:03 pm

    Does this little guy still need a home? I live in Chicago… but willing to come and get him….

    May 30, 2013 | 7:55 pm


  46. Lisa Weaver
    May 30, 2013 | 7:47 pm

    Can’t imagine seeing this dog,obviously in an emergency situation,and not doing anything?What is wrong with people!!!I’ve rescued numerous animals in my life and can’t imagine not even trying to help this poor little dog.Thankfully someone did step up to the plate and rescue him.People need to be involved more with cases of animal abuse instead of just turning away and hoping someone else will do something.These creatures can’t speak or take care of themselves and unfortunately the person or persons who did this won’t ever be found,even though someone saw something out there!!!I’d like to have 5 minutes with the POS who did this!!!

  47. lynda Clodfelter
    May 30, 2013 | 4:37 pm

    It broke my heart! That poor animal thirsty and hungry hurts me so bad I can’t stand it! They should if found, be put in jail for at least 6 mon. or more! Evil People!

  48. Danielle
    May 30, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    This is just heart breaking! I have a little dog that looks like this poor dog. I think that if they found a child like this the police would find out who did this. Anyone capable of doing this to a dog may be abusing someone else in their life, child, wife, etc. They should make every effort to find this abuser and put them away.

    Terrible disgrace. Humanity doesn’t seem to exist anymore. I’m sick to my stomach and so sad.

  49. Angelina
    May 30, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Get fingerprints off the tape please!

    • Michael
      May 31, 2013 | 2:18 pm

      Or DNA off the tape or Fur!

  50. Sharon Beeke
    May 30, 2013 | 3:46 pm

    Why do people even have pets if they don’t want to care for them. I hope whom ever did this is punished to the full extent of the law. That poor baby didn’t deserve to be treated like that and should have been given to a shelter if they didn’t want it.

  51. Cliff Lake
    May 30, 2013 | 3:25 pm

    And yet the death penalty continues to be debated. The persons responsible for this are not human and therefore may be erased from the gene pool thus insuring the actual human race continues to improve beyond this shit.

  52. Alma Cmunag
    May 30, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Is he up for adoption? I’ll take him :(

    • Darlene
      May 31, 2013 | 4:49 am

      Alma are you taking this poor puppy?

  53. diana hodges
    May 30, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    I PRAY that God takes his revenge on the bastards that do this, and makes it a very seriously painful experience

  54. Lisa
    May 30, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    There is a special place in HELL for those responsible for committing such a terrible and heinous crime! It really doesn’t matter to me whether or not they find the scumbag(s) that did this because if they do all they will get is a slap on the wrists. No, I find comfort in knowing that KARMA will catch up with them and just knowing that I can stop crying for this baby and put a smile on my face!

  55. Erin
    May 30, 2013 | 3:01 pm

    sick bastards I would take this sweet baby in a heart beat what is wrong with people in this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this sets me off I love animals so much

  56. Mandy Cockerham
    May 30, 2013 | 2:55 pm

    Donation made. Simple and quick.

  57. Gina
    May 30, 2013 | 2:49 pm

    This is so ridiculous!! I just understand people and how they can treat an animal like this.
    Just sickening!!!! I hope they the person(s) involved and put them away.
    Better yet, tape their mouths shut, cut, abuse them and see how they last!!’

    • Dee
      May 30, 2013 | 8:21 pm

      I agree!

    • connie
      July 6, 2013 | 11:40 am

      I hope you meant, “I just DON’T understand”

  58. Mandy Cockerham
    May 30, 2013 | 2:49 pm

    Please post a chip in link if donations are needed for medical care. Praying for a speedy recovery and for his faith to be restored in humans. <3

  59. Bonnie Dirks
    May 30, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    It is so hard to fathom anyone cruel enough to do this to a beloved pet. I am sure they will never find who did this, but I do hope they will get their Karma. What goes around comes around. The laws are far far to lenient as it is. Thank God there are people out therea that DO Care. Get well soon little guy Iam sure there is someone out there that will love and treat you the beloved pet you should be.

  60. Ann
    May 30, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    If he were closer, he would come for him–he needs love,care,attention,and a new start. Praying that someone close can step up and give this poor soul his much deserved life.

  61. Stacey
    May 30, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    I wish people would stop “praying” and start “doing”, like donating money to causes that are making an effort to stop things like this or at least care for the animals that are tortured. Praying doesn’t do anything as evidenced by all of the sick things people do to each other and other creatures every single day.

    • Erin
      May 30, 2013 | 3:02 pm

      praying is a wonderful thing to do never doubt it ever

    • [at
      May 30, 2013 | 3:19 pm

      prayin is good..but words without deeds is empty ….this poor baby….the devastation it must feel….dogs are so loving…and forgiving….i sure hope someone reaches out to him..I would but i already got 6 well taken care of dogs that own me hahaha!

    • doris hamilton
      May 31, 2013 | 9:13 am

      You can do both. I see the get well messages. well give a get well message, pray and put your money where your mouth is and donate. I do.

      • dr joe
        June 5, 2013 | 10:33 am

        Sometimes the best a person can do is pray. Not speaking for myself but others. So please think before you speak. I wil take elderly grandmas prayer over money anyday and you never know what the prayers of a penniless person has accomplished. Prayer without money is still prayer and never second guess it.

  62. marilyn
    May 30, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    What is happening to the free world of no one cares,whether it be an animal or a person? Are people afraid of getting involved, or just don’t care-I don’t understand the brutality,hate,racism,and all that is happening!A dog if anything,if taught love,will give more to a person than a person could ever give back! All unconditionally with forgiveness.This breaks my heart.I seen a loose pitt hanging around this house for a few days.I am afraid of them.This one,his eye which I don’t know if he can even see out of,was white,but filthy,hungry,etc.He didn’t seem like a fighter.I fed him for past few days and finally found owner which dog had no collar or id on him.Owner was nasty.I asked if it were his dog,an he said yes nastily.I said his dog has been walking thru neighborhood an needed care.He said he has 3 dogs and was given this pitt and don’t want.I asked why did he take and he didn’t answer.They are letting the dog out of the fenced area to appear as if they are taking it out,so the dog leaves enclosed area and they shut the gate on him saying that he got loose.Not true.He called dog back into house abruptly and dog ran into.I felt so bad for but couldn’t take cause I live in apt that doesn’t allow and if I didn’t,couldn’t afford the medical treatment this dog would need.His eye looked almost shut and damaged or beaten.If I call the aspca he is sure to be put dwn for he is an older dog you can tell.One wonders if putting dwn is better than living the life he is now.Am confused as to what to do.No one wants pitts and they could be loving animals!I live in FL and town across frm me,yur not allowed pitts and town I live in u need a special liscense plus a fenced area for the dog.Any suggestions.Would you call the aspca knowing they’d probably would put the dog down being that it is older an no one would probably adopt looking at him in his condition? Plus medically? Someone plse offer their advice or write to me I don’t want to see the dog get hit by a car; there’s a major he was close to it yesterday, and I walked him back to his house where I found the snotty owner.

  63. Carolyn
    May 30, 2013 | 2:14 pm

    Maybe this is a stolen and then abandoned dog?

    • marilyn
      May 30, 2013 | 2:25 pm

      Regardless Carolyn,that dog should of never had its snott bandaged up with duct tape.No excuses for someone’s behavior on the innocent! Nor should it have been beaten to any point for it to be bleeding.OMG! What is happening in this world!!!

      • Carolyn
        May 30, 2013 | 4:05 pm

        I didn’t say that the dog’s owner duck taped him.

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  64. linda
    May 30, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    the world today is full of vermin (human) kind, who have no regard for life let alone these precious fur-babies. But I thank god you folks are their for them.
    I pray this precious one responds to treatment and finds a forever loving home

  65. AImee
    May 30, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    Praying for him and I hope they find the cruel people who did this. May snoopy find justice. Hard to imagine we call ourselves the most civilized society when people can walk by and not care for a hurting animal.

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