Skunks invade uptown Hoboken

Hoboken Skunk Alert: Several residents & dogs sprayed!

Skunks seem to have invaded uptown Hoboken. Hoboken411 has received several emails about skunks in various areas. Near the Hudson Tea Building, as well as the Shipyard Park between 12th and 13th.

At least two residents (and their dogs) were sprayed in the past couple days. Residents note that they were walking on the sidewalk, not in the park itself.

Be careful out there – it’s next to impossible to get that smell off! Carlos, who’s dogs were sprayed last night on the southern part of Shipyard Park – bathed his pooches for over six hours to no avail.

7 Responses

  1. newbie2010 says:

    I had heard years ago that bathing in tomato juice gets the smell out. Good luck!

  2. camel2 says:

    Heard the FBI is good with working with skunks.

  3. truth1 says:

    Most politicians ‘skunk’ the public they are supposed to serve.

  4. hoboken411 says:

    Good news: The Shipyard Management team ordered an exterminator to sniff out the problem.

    Also – a reader suggests not wasting time with tomato juice to eradicate the skunk smell, as it only provides temporary relief. Cornerstone Pets sells a shampoo called “Skunk-Off” which is better. Works after two baths.

  5. DonnieM says:

    Well, the exterminator hasn’t done a very good job. I saw a golden retriever get sprayed on the 14th Street pier last night. Does Hoboken have an animal control unit that can take care of this?

    • animal_lover says:

      Hoboken has all sorts of excuses for not taking care of the public health issue of vermin created by the lack of proper sanitation. Today I heard such excuses as the city just won a “Clean Community Award” to the excuse “its the residents fault”, and “we have garbage ordinances”. Of course they would also like to claim that it is just one or two skunks so that the “root cause” of the lack of proper city sanitation remains covered.

      I ask you guys, is it worth it to have this type of administration in place that shucks it responsibilities while we not only pay taxes with inadequate service but suffer injury and damages.

      FYI, my dog was attacked, not only sprayed by a skunk, with last nights garbage. I hear them regularly but this time it caught us. Horrible, horrible.[quote comment=”209497″]Well, the exterminator hasn’t done a very good job. I saw a golden retriever get sprayed on the 14th Street pier last night. Does Hoboken have an animal control unit that can take care of this?[/quote]

    • animal_lover says:

      Call the state because our health department can only access the situation. It is the administration responsible for the garbage which the skunks and other vermin are attracted to.[quote comment=”209497″]Well, the exterminator hasn’t done a very good job. I saw a golden retriever get sprayed on the 14th Street pier last night. Does Hoboken have an animal control unit that can take care of this?[/quote]

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