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 5 months ago

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

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sasha
4 years 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 let dog go into the middle of some bushes and pee. In my eyes, and I assume many others, this is preferable to dogs peeing in the middle of a sidewalk which people then have to walk through. If you see a frumpy guy with a limp and salt and pepper stubble beard, stay away. I carry 3 poop bags at all times, buy biodegradable poop bags online, pick up school kids trash in the park, etc but I was dragged into court to pay a stupid fine. [quote comment=”204542″]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.[/quote]

Member
4 years 5 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 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 let dog go into the middle of some bushes and pee. In my eyes, and I assume many others, this is preferable to dogs peeing in the middle of a sidewalk which people then have to walk through. If you see a frumpy guy with a limp and salt and pepper stubble beard, stay away. I carry 3 poop bags at all times, buy biodegradable poop bags online, pick up school kids trash in the park, etc but I was dragged into court to pay a stupid fine.

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briank
4 years 5 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 $300. [quote comment=”204547″]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…

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bornandrazedinhobo
4 years 5 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 hires under Roberts. One or two of the women he even followed home he had brought them to tears while yelling and threatening them. In fact he almost got his block knocked off by one girls husband whom heard her screaming for help and came out to find the guy holding his wife in a bear hug. I myself had a run-in with him almost 2 years ago when I walked through the park with my dog on the way home and he started to limp after me. I ignored the guy but he followed me home trying to get my attention. I knew he was looking for trouble and believe me I’m the type of guy whom would give him what he wanted but chose this day to ignore him.

When I stopped to speak with a neighbor 3 blocks away from the park the gimp finally approached me and started pointing at me yelling to which I replied that unless he gets the fvck out of my face asap and puts his finger down he would find it just as useless as his foot because both would be stuck up his ass. It shocked my neighbor to see me so up front being she only ever saw my pleasant side. Never had a problem since with gimpy! And I agree with you, the day someone tries to take or harm my dog will be a bloodbath never before seen. [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 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 let dog go into the middle of some bushes and pee. In my eyes, and I assume many others, this is preferable to dogs peeing in the middle of a sidewalk which people then have to walk through. If you see a frumpy guy with a limp and salt and pepper stubble beard, stay away. I carry 3 poop bags at all times, buy biodegradable poop bags online, pick up school kids trash in the park, etc but I was dragged into court to pay a stupid fine.

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briank
4 years 5 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 majority of
His day smoking cigarettes and throwing them in the sidewalk or street even though there is a cigarette butt container right there). Ahhhh city employees! Keep up the good work. (sorry- most are decent but these two would never have jobs in the private sector). [quote comment=”204567″]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 hires under Roberts. One or two of the women he even followed home he had brought them to tears while yelling and threatening them. In fact he almost got his block knocked off by one girls husband whom heard her screaming for help and came out to find the guy holding his wife in a bear hug. I myself had a run-in with him almost 2 years ago when I walked through the park with my dog on the way home and he started to limp after me. I ignored the guy but he followed me home trying to get my attention. I knew he was looking for trouble and believe me I’m the type of guy whom would give him what he wanted but chose this day to ignore him. When I stopped to speak with a neighbor 3 blocks away from the park the gimp finally approached me and started pointing at me yelling to which I replied that unless he gets the fvck out of my face asap and puts his finger down he would find it just as useless as his foot because both would be stuck up his ass. It shocked my neighbor to see me so up front being she only ever saw my pleasant side. Never had a problem since with gimpy! And I agree with you, the day someone tries to take or harm my dog will be a bloodbath never before seen.

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beermeagain
4 years 5 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.