This Brutus is no brute

His is a tough-guy name, one that he shares with Julius Caesar’s chief assassin, whom Shakespeare has rival Marc Antony describe in “Julius Caesar” as “the noblest Roman of them all.” But this Brutus is one gentle pooch. The senior Maltese mix is a lovely little dog — sweet and good with everyone despite being turned in with a few companions when their owner died. 

Sadly, he and his furry friends were neglected and came in to the SPCA in rough shape. Brutus had clearly broken his leg at some point and it appears that it was not treated medically so it didn’t heal properly, which is why one of his paws is facing the wrong way. That doesn’t seem to stop him, however, from getting around and loving life. Due to his age and medical issues, Brutus is eligible to be fostered prior to potential adoption. 

To meet Brutus, visit the SPCA of Westchester at 590 N. State Road in Briarcliff Manor. 

Founded in 1883, the SPCA is a no-kill shelter and is not affiliated with the ASPCA. The SPCA is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. To learn more, call 914- 941-2896 or visit

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