Queens animal rescuers saved an adorable but abused cocker spaniel from cruel conditions in South Korea â but canât pry the pooch loose from a Queens trainer, according to a lawsuit.
Korean K9 Rescue, which saves mistreated canines from overseas, brought Gary to New York in June 2017 after a local found him chained up with a broken hip in Seoul.
Gary needed training and rehabilitation after his tough life, and Korean K9 hired Hannah Saona and Johnny Espinal to do the job after Saona pledged she would need just two months to âfixâ the dogâs fear-based aggression. But the rescue says they wonât give Gary back.
âKK9 is desperate to get Gary back,â the group charges in a lawsuit in Queens Supreme Court. KK9 also wants $6,000 damages.
The trainers said they had not seen the lawsuit, which they said âhad no merit.â