A costume-wearing dog that panhandles for its owner outside New York Mets and Yankees games has animal-loving baseball fans furious and the ASPCA investigating.
The dog, named Coffee, appears in front of the two stadiums for hours -- dressed up in team gear, wearing sunglasses and holding a pipe in her mouth. She also wears a bandana around her neck, conveniently covering a remote shock collar used by the owner to keep her from lying down, say concerned baseball fans that have seen her. In a photograph taken while her mouth was open, she also appears to have no teeth.
She sometimes wears a cardboard sign around her neck that reads "I don't like cheap people," and sits next to a plastic jug with a reminder for people to leave a tip if they take a photo.
While Coffee’s owner may be avoiding MLB games for the time being, the ASPCA urges anyone who sees the dog to call their Humane Law Enforcement department at 212-876-7700 ext. 4450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.