“Shooting Star” by Sinthya Somorra

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The Mayor’s Alliance has just released this independently produced video that recaps Star’s story for an appeal to the public to encourage the NYPD to change their practices toward animals.

The mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals gives this introduction to the video:
Star was shot by an NYPD officer in August 2012 while trying to protect her owner, a homeless man who had passed out on the street, as police approached him. She suffered soft tissue, bone, neurological, and eye damage from the gunshot to her mouth.

She was brought to Animal Care & Control of NYC, which took care of her during the required waiting period. Her owner relinquished her to AC&C, at which point Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists was able to perform the necessary surgeries to remove her damaged left eye, remove metal fragments, and reconstruct the bone and soft tissue injuries to her head. The surgeries were paid for by a generous donation to AC&C’s STAR Fund (name unrelated to Star’s name). When she had recovered from surgery, she was transferred to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, which transported her on its Wheels of Hope van to a rehab facility, where she will live until she is fully healed and ready for adoption. The Lexus Project assisted in Star’s excellent care.

 

To pitch in toward Star’s rehab care, make a secure online donation and mention “Star Recovery Fund” in the designation: http://www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org/donate. Thank you for your generosity!

Video produced independently by Sinthya Somorra. Thanks, Sinthya, for your dedication to Star’s cause!

Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
http://www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

Wheels of Hope of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
http://www.WheelsofHopeNYC.org

Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)
http://www.nycacc.org

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists
http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/fifth-avenue/

The Lexus Project
http://www.thelexusproject.org