NEW YORK (PIX11) – The puppy was lying helplessly in the middle of Grand Central Parkway, his leg broken, when two NYPD officers came to the dog’s rescue.
Named ‘Rocky’ by the officers, the roughly six-month-old pit bull mix is now resting comfortably at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Rocky will undergo surgery for the broken leg and “will continue to receive around-the-clock care as he recovers from his injury,” a spokeswoman told PIX11.
NYPD officers Mezzoiuso and Morina-Blocker found Rocky after they responded Monday to a radio call reporting a dog that had been hit on Grand Central Parkway near the Long Island Expressway.
Finding the injured puppy collapsed in the middle of the four-lane highway, the officers parked their patrol car so it blocked the lane while they moved the dog out of danger.
How the dog ended up on the highway and who he belongs to is under investigation.
The ASPCA thanked the two officers from the 110th Precinct, and encourages anyone who knows Rocky to come forward.