Yates tweeted a message to Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who loaded the dog into a police car and contacted its owner.
But sadly, there are many other animals who are the victims of abuse and neglect.
Below is a link to Toni's story, and links to some of the organizations you can contact should you spot an animal in need.
Associated Humane Societies: Phone: 973-824-7080 or 908-850-7082
124 Evergreen Ave.
Newark, NJ 07114-2133
Sean Casey Animal Rescue:
Whitestone Animal Hospital & Rescue
Kathy Horan Schnurr Animal Rescue:
Lost and Found Pets of Long Island:
CLICK HERE for website.
Justice Rescue: Twitter: @Justice_Rescue
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals http://www.aspca.org/
To Report Cruelty:
In New York City: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450
In New Jersey: (800) 582-5979
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals http://www.peta.org/about/contact-peta/report-cruelty.aspx
Phone: 757-622-7382, option 2.
Crash Justice Rescue http://www.justice-rescue.com/
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