Sean Casey's NY Animal Rescue facility has been running since 1998—but lately, they've outgrown their Windsor Terrace space. So the no-kill shelter is opening up a new location in Sunset Park in the upcoming weeks. "We need a bigger space to improve the quality of life for the animals in our care," Casey told us today. And though the space isn't open yet to the public, many of its residents are ready to be adopted—and you can see many of them above.
Casey expects the new 5,000 sq. ft. space will hold around 50 dogs and 25 cats, including the 40 in this picture gallery. There will be no more stainless steel dog cages—big dogs will get 8 ft. runs, and small dogs will get 4 ft. runs.
Among the residents there will be Wayne (picture #6), a 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix who Casey said was found dragging a 30 pound tow chain around his neck on McDonald Avenue. He was completely emaciated, and missing hair on most of his body (due to fleas). He's a lot healthier now though, and loves being around people and other animals.
Another famous resident is the so-called Ghost Dog of Prospect Park, who was brought to Casey last month after living in the park for over four years. But Ghost Dog isn't quite ready for adoption yet: "We're still getting him the medical attention her needs. And I want to work on training him more."
For more info on the shelter—and if you're interested in adopting any of the adorable dogs—go to the shelter's home page. And we'll have more on the new Sunset Park location when it opens in the coming weeks. And let us know if you end up adopting any of them!