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!"

mooshu
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mooshu

It’s really a shame that we can’t leave dogs tied to a fence for a minute to run into a shop for milk. I don’t judge people who do this– I judge the idiots who steal pets. There are perfectly honest people out there who leave their dogs for a quick minute and come right out to get them. I don’t see anything wrong with that and volunteer to watch others’ dogs while they run in and out a store.

I do, however, see something very, very wrong about leaving any pet outside for longer than a minute. What the hell. I’ve never brought my dog along to brunch and left her outside for an hour or more. And I never will. If my pooch and I go out, it’s to spend quality time at the park, taking a long walk, playing ball and so on. It’s her time. Period.

briank
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briank

I hope the owner of the beautiful English sheepdog tied up outside O’Nieal’s reads this column. The dog was out there again yesterday evening clearly distressed as it bark constantly while I was across the street in the park. For the sake of the dog and the neighbors please don’t take your dog to the bar. I am sure it
Would be much more comfortable at home chilling on his dog bed.

HoneyDew
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HoneyDew

It was tied up yesterday? When I walked by it was wandering in the fenced in area barking and scared. If I hadn’t had my dog I would have let it out and taken it home.

If you need to drink that badly, leave fido home.[quote comment=”204602″]I hope the owner of the beautiful English sheepdog tied up outside O’Nieal’s reads this column. The dog was out there again yesterday evening clearly distressed as it bark constantly while I was across the street in the park. For the sake of the dog and the neighbors please don’t take your dog to the bar. I am sure it
Would be much more comfortable at home chilling on his dog bed.[/quote]

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

The last one 3.Twice in January I was walking home from work. I saw a little dog tied up on two separate occasions a week apart. The dog was tied up outside The Wilton House while the owners and friends were inside drinking. Isn’t that special The first time I thought he was abandoned. Then the owner came out and said he would be taking the dog home shortly. I kept company until the owner came out. I saw him again a few days later. I knew the story at this point. A woman came out and said he’s not abandoned he’s our’s we’re inside. I know it’s cold. He has his sweater on. We’ll be done shortly. I kept company until they all came out to get the dog.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I didn’t want to put all instances in one post and have it be insanely long and boring. I’ll break them into three. 2.My late boyfriend found a dog abandoned in the dogrun in the 5th st.park. He thought maybe I could adopt him. I would love to have a dog. It is not condusive to my lifestyle until I no longer work. I saw the dog. He was a real cutie. He was brought to the police station by a local dogwalker. This has a happy ending. A Hoboken cop ended up adopting him.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz
This puts me in mind of three instances.The first instance:My first apt.in town was across the street from Cornerstone Pets. I came home from the theatre on a Sat.afternoon. I saw a beautiful dog tied up outside the market on 9th&Wash. I assumed the owner was inside buying something and they would be quick. I came out of my house about an hour later. The dog was still there. It was a beautiful Cheasapeake Bay Retriever. I was going to take him into my apt. for awhile and feed and give him water and decide how to proceed further. The dog was very tense at this point and snapped when I went to untie him. I didn’t want to be bitten so I unfortunately did not bring him into my apt. I decided that if the dog was still tied when I came home from drinks and dinner I would take the dog in. The dog was gone when I returned home. I assumed the jackass of an owner came for him. This was the day before the spring art and music fair. I left for the fair the following day. I see a lost dog flyer. It was the dog that was tied up. I called the number. I told the guy I saw the dog tied up outside the market. The owner said to me. I’m only going to tell you this because you called me. He had the dog back. The dog was found running loose in… Read more »
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