Two stray puppies are caught in a factory lot in the Bronx, and the Hernas Veterinary Practice works with them to prepare them for adoption; extensive medical treatment is needed on two badly burned dogs; a cat hoarder has her 17 felines spayed and neutered.
The ASPCA staff monitors the psychological condition of two rescued dogs; an agent finds a kitten with mysterious injuries; an agent enlists the NYPD to help her remove an abandoned pit bull from a crack house.
A neglected female dog and her pup are brought down from a rooftop by agents, who arrest their owner; three kittens are helped in the nick of time; a rescued boa constrictor is used in an educational program.
Part 1 of 2. At Bergh Memorial Hospital in New York, a cat with swollen paws and a high fever is treated, and two street dogs go through behavioral examinations to see if they are suitable for adoption.