BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — On one block of Bay Ridge, neighbors said squatters are running a puppy mill inside a foreclosed home, and after reaching out to police and elected officials without any results, they’re now worried the dogs won’t survive the winter.
Jack La Torre has been trying to get the dogs help for months. He called banks, which said the home was in foreclosure — but that they couldn’t do anything about the people living their because of the pandemic eviction moratorium. He’s called elected officials, the NYPD, and animal advocates for help, with minimal success.
“My main concern is the animals,” La Torre said. “The dogs in the shed — it’s not a heated shed. These guys, you know they’re not caring for them properly.”
La Torre regularly hears two Great Danes barking at night when they’re locked inside an unheated shed.
He said since February, a