Animal Control issues
A reader sent this in:
“I live downtown in the first ward, and last night a GIGANTIC possom was milling in my backyard. I didn’t realize it until I let my dog (an Engligh Bulldog / Boston Terrier mix – 29lbs) out to go to the bathroom. They almost had it out! It was very scary. This wild beast was at least 15lbs heavier than my dog, and probably filled with disease.
I just called Hoboken Animal Control and they told me they don’t trap in the winter time. Do you know of anyone else in Hoboken that would take care of this for me? I would die if he got hurt.
I told them it was 60 degrees outside, and winter doesn’t actually start until the 21st! She angrily said she didn’t care. Great. The number I called was 973-824-7080.
I’m even willing to pay someone to deal with this situation. Any ideas?”
Other than shooting the animal yourself (which is sorta mean), what do you suggest she do?