Justice for Rocket, Miniature Poodle Allegedly Left With Life-Threatening Injuries

Target: Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney, New York State

Goal: Prosecute and punish the alleged abuser of Rocket, ensuring such cruelty is not overlooked.

In an appalling incident reported in Manhattan, a miniature poodle named Rocket was subjected to alleged severe abuse that left him with life-threatening injuries. Allegedly, during the afternoon of May 16 in Highbridge Park, Rocket’s owner violently attacked the animal. This reported act of brutality involved slamming Rocket’s head onto the concrete and throwing him from an elevated ledge, leading to multiple grievous injuries.

Rocket reportedly suffered a traumatic brain injury, a fractured femur, and severe organ damage. Responding NYPD officers reportedly found him in critical condition, an image that brings to light the dark reality of animal abuse lurking in our communities. The body-worn camera of one officer captured the heart-wrenching moments following the alleged incident, showing an officer cradling the injured poodle and rushing him to emergency veterinary care.

This horrifying case underscores the urgent need for strict enforcement of animal cruelty laws. It is vital that the legal system responds with a firm stance against such alleged acts of violence to protect defenseless animals and prevent future atrocities. Take immediate and decisive action to ensure that Rocket’s alleged abuser faces the full extent of the law.


Dear DA Alvin Bragg,

We write to you not just as concerned citizens, but as voices for those who cannot speak for themselves. In the distressing case of Rocket, a one-year-old miniature poodle, it is alleged that he was subjected to unfathomable cruelty within Highbridge Park. Reports detail that Rocket was forcefully slammed onto concrete and thrown off an elevated ledge by his owner, leading to severe and life-threatening injuries including a traumatic brain injury and a fractured femur.

This alleged incident, captured on body-worn camera footage by responding NYPD officers, reveals a shocking and heart-wrenching scenario of animal abuse. Such actions not only cause unimaginable suffering to the victim but also create a ripple effect of horror and fear throughout the community. We implore you to ensure that this case is not dismissed or overlooked, and that the alleged perpetrator is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Rocket’s suffering must not be in vain. We demand that stringent legal action be taken against his alleged abuser. It is imperative that our society demonstrates zero tolerance towards animal cruelty to deter potential offenders and ensure justice prevails. We count on your commitment to justice and compassion to uphold these principles.


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