Last year, Newark Mayor Cory Booker saved a neighbor from a burning building. This year, he's rescued a local dog from the bitter cold.
Booker, perhaps the country's first Twitter politician, saw Yates' tweet, and went into action. Whether motivated by good publicity, or by the genuine desire to save a hapless pet, Booker showed up in time to pick up the canine, named Chacha.
(The second dog apparently had already been picked up by its owner.)
The mayor then tracked down the Chacha's owners, who didn't know she'd gotten outside.
Because of you that dog was rescued. Thank you for reaching out. Thank u for your kindness RT @toniyates7: 2 dogs left outside, freezing.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 24, 2013
Yates, naturally, was on the scene to capture Booker's heroics. And for extra cuteness, they filmed Chacha's adorable newborn puppies as well.
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Vicky, a volunteer writes, is “a big soft bunny of a cat” and a “lovemonger.” This adorable three-year-old was surrendered by her former family because she wasn’t getting along with two young children. But, her former owners say, “she is a really good cat” who’s “laid back and loves attention.” Meet Vicky, who’s lived with dogs before, at Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Manhattan Center, 326 E. 110th Street.
Sunshine definitely lives up to her name. As a volunteer notes, “this beautiful and playful girl is “truly a delight to be with and enjoy. Her personality is lively and ever so friendly, to me as her walker, and to all of the other people and animals we came across throughout our walk.” Meet Sunshine, who’s just about three years old, at Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Brooklyn Center, 2336 Linden Boulevard.
Berry “was so much fun to walk,” a volunteer says, adding that this adorable brindle girl loves to play fetch and is both affectionate and smart. Berry, who’s about two-years-old, is at Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Brooklyn Center, 2336 Linden Blvd.
Waffles, a very handsome brown tiger (you have to see him in person to fully appreciate his striking good looks), came to Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) as a stray. The person who found him said he was friendly with his own cat and dogs. Meet Waffles at AC&C’s Manhattan Center, 326 E. 110th Street.
Bria is a gorgeous girl with an outgoing personality and a lot of love to give. Meet this very friendly feline, who’s only about two years old, at Animal Care & Control’s Staten Island Center, 3139 Veterans Road West.
This beautiful girl, about four-years-old, was surrendered by her former owner because of allergies. Foxy is friendly, and we’re told she used to live and play with other cats. Meet her at Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Manhattan Center, 326 E. 110th Street.
A volunteer has described this cutie as “the perfect dog,” and it’s not hard to see why. Mark is a handsome boy who, according to this volunteer, “gets a little playful from time to time wiggling his butt in a little happy dance, but in a calm and careful way.” He also “gives the best hugs and kisses; he is a dog who has been well taken care of and socialized and it shows in his sweet personality.” Meet Mark at Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Manhattan Center, 326 E. 110th Street.