NY Post: Hero dogs who stopped mugging euthanized in city shelter
The two stray dogs who became heroes when they foiled a mugging in Queens earlier this month were tragically euthanized by the city after officials decided they were “too aggressive” for adoption.
Animal lover George Petruncio desperately tried to adopt the German shepherd and pit bull after they chased down a teen mugger in Springfield Park on Feb. 7 — but the pooch pal learned the sad news on Friday.
“They never gave the dogs a chance,” Petruncio told The Post. “They did a good thing and this is how you repay them? It’s garbage.”
The dog devotee from Sewell, New Jersey said the death of the dogs was just the latest in the city’s animal blunders.
“You already knocked off Charlotte the groundhog, Lefty the Deer and the bull in Queens,” he said. “I wanted to adopt them. I am really angry.”