An emaciated puppy found inside an abandoned South Jamaica building has a new home now thanks to a member of the NYPD.
Police Officer Joshua Sailor from the 113th Precinct found the 8-month-old pit bull on Friday, Sept. 30. The puppy was chained up and stuck in a narrow space directly behind the front door of a building near Farmers Boulevard.
The dog was in poor physical condition and had no food or water and almost no room to move, according to the NYPD.
"Physically you could see everything from her spine, to her hip bone, her ribs," Sailor said in a heartwarming video released by the department Monday.
"It was the saddest thing, it broke my heart," he said.
Once the puppy was freed, it ran straight to Sailor, he said. That was the moment he said he knew he wanted to give the dog a home
By now, the pooch, who Sailor officially adopted from the ASPCA and named Mila, has fully recovered.
"She 100 percent needed me, but I 100 percent needed her too," Sailor said.