Woman Cares for New York’s Neglected Guard Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

On her rounds, Regina Massaro visited Gina, a pit bull, at a body shop in East New York, Brooklyn.
Photo by Dave Sanders via nytimes.com

Here’s a wonderful story about a woman in New York City who looks after dogs whom no one else cares for:

For more than 20 years, Ms. Massaro has roamed industrial areas in some of New York City’s roughest neighborhoods, caring for junkyard dogs — animals on guard duty that are chained or penned up and often underfed.

“I prefer to call them working dogs,” she said while feeding a noisy Rottweiler on a salvage lot in the Willets Point section of Queens. The dog seemed hostile, and Ms. Massaro carefully pushed food into the squalid pen surrounded by stacks of car doors, mufflers and other parts on the oily, muddy ground.

Regina Massaro is a true hero, working beneath the radar and asking nothing in return. Her organization, Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP), helps to reduce the number of dogs on the street. This New York Times article is well worth your time.

Click here for the full story.

2 thoughts on “Woman Cares for New York’s Neglected Guard Dogs

  1. lauren caccese

    Thank you for being such a caring, wonderful woman! You are an inspiration! You are truly making a difference for each and every dog you care for!

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