Some people should NOT be dog owners!

3/16/2011:

Sad dog abandoned for hours!

Hoboken411 reader Brian Wagner is back with a (disgusting) story about a poor dog – and some completely inept dog owners. Read on…

We need to teach pet owners a serious lesson!

“From one pet dad to another pet dad… the following is based on true events from between 1pm-7:30pm on Saturday, March 12th.

Two points of view after a strange day in Hoboken for this unknown dog I rescued with another caring pet parent.

Are the pictures above depicting:

  1. Potential dog theft: Why would any dog parent leave their pet unattended like this (outside the CVS @ corner of Washington & Newark) for 2+ hours; careless I suppose.
  2. Abandonment: What terrible uncaring person would leave their pet like this for over 2 hours unattended; careless & heartless I suppose.

On my way back to Hoboken that night, I checked back with Hoboken police to see if the dog was picked up by either their owner or Liberty Humane. I learned he was picked up by the owners. Had he not been, I was ready to drop off a can of dog food to ensure he was being taken care of.

The final outcome was the reuniting of this cute dog and his uncaring, unloving, callous owner at the Hoboken police station. I hope we scared the owner straight and taught them a lesson. A dog is not property but rather a part of many loving families. I truly feel bad for this dog; hope it has a better long term ending. Based on a true story in Hoboken.”

411 note: I thought about this for a bit – and tried very hard to give the dog owner the benefit of the doubt (say something bad happened?) However, even in the worst case scenario – I would always treat Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar as if he was family – because he is. Whether it is a fire, other emergency, etc., that dog would be by my side and go where I go.

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33 Comments on "Some people should NOT be dog owners!"


Member
Mrs. L
4 years 10 months ago

Jesus! That looks like such a sweet dog. Who would ever abandon it?

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sasha
4 years 10 months ago

A beautiul dog: shame on the owner for leaving it for that period of time! Your pet
is part of the family: they’re lucky it wasn’t taken (or would they even care????)

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mooshu
4 years 10 months ago

Those bubble quotes almost made me cry. The front of that CVS is sure a scary place for a dog to be abandoned. Poor, poor pooch…

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trueblue11
4 years 10 months ago

unfortunately, in the State of New Jersey, a dog IS property. Until we have animal companion laws that actually have teeth, this kind of sh!t will go on and on and on and on.
Hoboken should have a law that Dogs cannot be tethered outside in public (or private)for more that a certain amount of time, and it should be weather dependent. This person should ,AT LEAST, have been given a hefty fine. People really do suck.

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briank
4 years 10 months ago

The city of Hoboken views pets as property. If you read the signs in city parks about dogs on grass, it states max fines of $2000 and possible seizure of the dog. I was ticketed a couple years ago by the mean creepy Dept of Health guy that the city puts in Chirch Square Park to hassle dog owners. Let me tell you- the day the city comes to seize my dog will look like Waco or Ruby Ridge a few years back- they arent getting him from me as long as i am alive (I freely admitthat I had… Read more »

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4 years 10 months ago

Well, you broke the law. You have to keep your dog on a leash. I’m at Church Square Park every day with my pooch and its pretty common knowledge among pet owners not to let your dog off the leash bc that guy is lurking in the bushes, ready to pass out fines…[quote comment=”204544″]The city of Hoboken views pets as property. If you read the signs in city parks about dogs on grass, it states max fines of $2000 and possible seizure of the dog. I was ticketed a couple years ago by the mean creepy Dept of Health guy… Read more »

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briank
4 years 10 months ago

My dog was not off leash. I never take him off leash. My point is that the city is targeting a responsible dog owner like me when there are people letting their dogs poop all over the place an not pick it up. The fine for not picking up yur dog poop is $25. I should have gone down to City Hall and let my dog poop on tue steps of City Hall. I would have paid $25. Instead I pulled him into some bushes , on leash, where he could pee without people walking in it and was fined… Read more »

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bornandrazedinhobo
4 years 10 months ago

briank I KNOW exactly who you are talking about….the guy is a complete scumbag and sits around in the park all day basically with a no show gig. He lives right next to the park as well and spends half the day at home when he is not outside harassing people. He primarily targets women and has harassed many including even going as far as physically grabbing them and restraining them which he cannot do because they walked through the park with their dogs and his actions can be considered a simple assault. He is one of the politically appointed… Read more »

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briank
4 years 10 months ago

He definitely watches to see where you live. I told my wife to never stop for him because other women in the park said the same as you- that he verbally and physically intimidated them. The day I got a citation he was waiting at my front door with an HPD cop because I live on the park and he obviously watched or followed me. Now that it is getting warm again he will start wasting our tax dollars hanging out on the library steps with Gary the library “security officer” (older white guy, light grey hair, glasses, spends the… Read more »

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beermeagain
4 years 10 months ago

What exactly happened here? The story isn’t told. There’s just three pictures with made up air quotes and a vague interpretation.

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