City does nothing about vicious dog attacks

Unleashed dogs near 11th & Willow involved in multiple incidents

Last week, a woman walking her dog near 11th & Willow had the unfortunate luck to get “attacked” by two unleashed Pit Bull mixes who roughed her and her small dog up. The injuries, while minor – still required medical treatment.

The two dogs allegedly came from an apartment that some neighbors said that these dogs “don’t live in the building,” and apparently no further action has been taken regarding this attack.

But apparently, this is NOT the first time animals in this area have been involved in bloody attacks.

City Health Dept responded in the past – still no action

One Hoboken woman had similar problems with dogs in this area for several years now, and despite calls to City Hall, it looks like these dogs and their owner(s) are getting let off the hook.

This woman and her dog was attacked by unruly dogs being allowed to run loose and out of control. She called the health department and got the runaround:

“The City Health department took over a week to respond. Sasso called me back and said the court ordered her to have a muzzle on the dog. I asked about the second dog – which all the neighbors confirmed lives there and yet Sasso said that dog does not live there. Another long time local said oh there are not going to enforce anything with her she “knows” people. This is not the first time the City has ignored serious dangers to the community. I reported a serious hazard, the Health department confirmed in person the high risk and said the situation would be taken care of. I went the next day to get the report – as this had immediate health consequences. The report read that there were “no problems” found.

Our city has covertly covered multiple attacks from the same dog as well as other health hazards – many other people will come forward about the lack of response when the city is put on notice about extremely dangerous conditions.”

Do you feel the city does not do a good enough job when it comes to dangerous dog situations like this?

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44 Comments on "City does nothing about vicious dog attacks"

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Man—it just came to me. Popeye Pantoliano.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

whine i just told you not posted yet..joey was in the projects as well across from the old met foods…popeye worked for the city and was on the loading dock of smiths transport on 13th n adams st not a condo area…he was funny…joe left that out of his book regard the dogs head..I was apt 3a popeye was 3b..400 marshall drive..in those days the dogs were gassed..sorry yups..they traveled in packs near the harrison st area[quote comment=”211770″]Man—it just came to me. Popeye Pantoliano.[/quote]

escaped68
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Wasn’t one of his nicknames”1000 jobs”?[quote comment=”211771″]whine i just told you not posted yet..joey was in the projects as well across from the old met foods…popeye worked for the city and was on the loading dock of smiths transport on 13th n adams st not a condo area…he was funny…joe left that out of his book regard the dogs head..I was apt 3a popeye was 3b..400 marshall drive..in those days the dogs were gassed..sorry yups..they traveled in packs near the harrison st area[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

We lived in apt 3A above the boiler room..Minie was realated to dukd and clare mc court…on the wifes side.Duke a wonderffull man an cop as well as his cop son and keven and the girls…funny chit 68 pulled into a wa wa gas station and this cracker with the wallet and chain hanging down to his arse said hey we don’t want your kind here..i felt like a yuppie..Same all over he heard the hoboken accent..lmao[quote comment=”211794″]Wasn’t one of his nicknames”1000 jobs”?[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I remember Duke and Claire very well, along with the kids Kevin, Laurie, Claire and Timothy. Also you must remember Duke’s mother, who also lived in 400 before she passed. Lovely lady, walked with a cane.[quote comment=”211829″]We lived in apt 3A above the boiler room..Minie was realated to dukd and clare mc court…on the wifes side.Duke a wonderffull man an cop as well as his cop son and keven and the girls…funny chit 68 pulled into a wa wa gas station and this cracker with the wallet and chain hanging down to his arse said hey we don’t want your kind here..i felt like a yuppie..Same all over he heard the hoboken accent..lmao[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

My God, if you were in apt 3A then I think I DO remember you. You always told us funny stories when I was a teen in the halls and outside the building. I remember your pretty wife too and think you had a boy. Looks like you never lost your sense of humor. Your were funny then and it still comes thru in postings. Can I give you a first initial of your nick-name?[quote comment=”211853″]I remember Duke and Claire very well, along with the kids Kevin, Laurie, Claire and Timothy. Also you must remember Duke’s mother, who also lived in 400 before she passed. Lovely lady, walked with a cane.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

68 if your from the madison st area even though your a buddie.only one guy was called 1000 jobs..Franikie Sianio louie francones brother in law..funny he was a wacko Lord bless him..No projects at the time,just an old muddy soccer field..one time they had goats.[quote comment=”211794″]Wasn’t one of his nicknames”1000 jobs”?[/quote]

escaped68
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Maybe it was frankie S, everywhere you went he was working there, I was not a swamp resident I lived on 7th and park. I only went downtown to eat or play ball, had to stay away from the bad element.[quote comment=”211827″]68 if your from the madison st area even though your a buddie.only one guy was called 1000 jobs..Franikie Sianio louie francones brother in law..funny he was a wacko Lord bless him..No projects at the time,just an old muddy soccer field..one time they had goats.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

escaped 68 thats the only frankie i remember lived on or around 78 madison st..He has two daughters.Francone the councilman’s family had a bakery in the basement.Thats also the block where the cake boss’s dad lived with his mom. 🙄 [quote comment=”211843″]Maybe it was frankie S, everywhere you went he was working there, I was not a swamp resident I lived on 7th and park. I only went downtown to eat or play ball, had to stay away from the bad element.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

I must know you well there wiskey. A little correction though wiskey, Popeye was Apt
3E located in the front of the building of 400 Marshall not 3B above the boiler room in back. LOL. I’m was from the same area. Heard his eldest son Anthony became a photographer and went to Alaska. Don’t know if he returned. Nice guy.[quote comment=”211771″]whine i just told you not posted yet..joey was in the projects as well across from the old met foods…popeye worked for the city and was on the loading dock of smiths transport on 13th n adams st not a condo area…he was funny…joe left that out of his book regard the dogs head..I was apt 3a popeye was 3b..400 marshall drive..in those days the dogs were gassed..sorry yups..they traveled in packs near the harrison st area[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Whein dine..sorry bee extringer next door from me your correct..former cop duke mc court on the 5th floor…You had to see mini pass out with the dog looking at her from the freezer..we had all his food in our fridge in apt 3a…good times. No about the 1000 jobs only remember popeye with half a no show job as dog catcher and platform worker ,and hung out in shoeies on 4th and monroe..BTW he could handle himself..
Joey pants was a fat little kid lived across from met foods…then moved to fort lee.His mom was tough…pupie raia was his class mate in number nine school..wow mom almost kicked the crap out of his teacher…yahoo. ps reason why dogs head in frezzer was because of the week end…had to test for rabies..[quote comment=”211773″]I must know you well there wiskey. A little correction though wiskey, Popeye was Apt3E located in the front of the building of 400 Marshall not 3B above the boiler room in back. LOL. I’m was from the same area. Heard his eldest son Anthony became a photographer and went to Alaska. Don’t know if he returned. Nice guy.[/quote]

pittymama
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pittymama

It is true that there are no ACO’s on staff in Hoboken, they are contracted out through Liberty Humane Society. You have to call the HPD and then they call the event # into the ACO on duty. The worst part is the JCPD has 2 or 3 ACO’s on staff but they only work M-F so on the weekend the ACO from Liberty Humane Society services all of Jersey City and Hoboken!

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

pitty this cluster#uck town is not soho or tribeca nor liiconia NH..What the dog catcher use to do a while back was put them down regardless of what breed.today they inject the dogs with shots..How cruel…During ww2 and now iraq,dogs were and are used for speical opts to sniff out road side bombs..when they retire these animals it takes at least a few months before they can be placed back in society..not pitbulls mostly shepperds.. good soldiers to say the least,but dangerous .[quote comment=”211755″]It is true that there are no ACO’s on staff in Hoboken, they are contracted out through Liberty Humane Society. You have to call the HPD and then they call the event # into the ACO on duty. The worst part is the JCPD has 2 or 3 ACO’s on staff but they only work M-F so on the weekend the ACO from Liberty Humane Society services all of Jersey City and Hoboken![/quote]

HoBoSearch
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HoBoSearch

While I do not speak for all pit bulls my family does have a mixed Pitbull/Lab and while she loves people, doesnt do so well with other aggressive dogs. I mean if a dog can show aggression towards another dog there is no reason it would not do so with a human.

Knowing this there are precautions taken,Only go in dog runs when alone or with dogs she is already friends with. A dog owner needs to be responsible for their pet, to know and understand their behavior.

pittymama
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pittymama
Ok let me start off by saying that I am a volunteer at Liberty Humane Society, so I deal with “American Pit Bull Terrier” Mix’s every day. I am one of the first people these animals get to greet when they come into the shelter scared because they were picked up off the street, shoved in a 2×2 cage in a truck and driven away from their comfort zone. Even the dogs that are deemed “Vicious” by the ACO (either Jersey City or the one that is contracted out to Hoboken) are given a chance. Most of the time the most aggressive dogs are those that are not fixed. If people will spend the money on caring for their dogs and actually getting them fixed this will help with the overall “vicious” dog statistics. I will admit that when a dog shows signs of aggression it is scary but they are also picking up on the vibes you send out. I grew up with Pits, Rotties and Dobermans that were all rescued from situations that no one on this site would ever understand. I would trust my pitt to be around babies more so than I would trust a little “purchased” dog or a designer pup around them. The truth is people who are uneducated about the breed give PB’s a bad name. I want all of you who have commented on this thread to pick out the pitt bull on the below link. Be honest with the result and… Read more »
pawzclawz
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pawzclawz
What is an ACO?[quote comment=”211737″]Ok let me start off by saying that I am a volunteer at Liberty Humane Society, so I deal with “American Pit Bull Terrier” Mix’s every day. I am one of the first people these animals get to greet when they come into the shelter scared because they were picked up off the street, shoved in a 2×2 cage in a truck and driven away from their comfort zone. Even the dogs that are deemed “Vicious” by the ACO (either Jersey City or the one that is contracted out to Hoboken) are given a chance. Most of the time the most aggressive dogs are those that are not fixed. If people will spend the money on caring for their dogs and actually getting them fixed this will help with the overall “vicious” dog statistics. I will admit that when a dog shows signs of aggression it is scary but they are also picking up on the vibes you send out.I grew up with Pits, Rotties and Dobermans that were all rescued from situations that no one on this site would ever understand. I would trust my pitt to be around babies more so than I would trust a little “purchased” dog or a designer pup around them. The truth is people who are uneducated about the breed give PB’s a bad name. I want all of you who have commented on this thread to pick out the pitt bull on the below link. Be honest with… Read more »
FMTVENG
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Animal Control Officer[quote comment=”211746″]What is an ACO?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

FMT THERE ARE NO ACO’S IN HOBOKEN. Maybe county…No hpd personal is trained in this aspect.. [quote comment=”211749″]Animal Control Officer[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Going back in time we did have one. Remember Panoliano the dog catcher?[quote comment=”211754″]FMT THERE ARE NO ACO’S IN HOBOKEN. Maybe county…No hpd personal is trained in this aspect..[/quote]

escaped68
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Wow, you are going way back,but your spelling is off there a T in there somewhere[quote comment=”211765″]Going back in time we did have one. Remember Panoliano the dog catcher?[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Yes. Pantoliano. A friend just called and mentioned his kids names were Anthony, Edward and Lewis. They are also first cousins to Joe Pantoliano the actor.[quote comment=”211767″]Wow, you are going way back,but your spelling is off there a T in there somewhere[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

escape /nick name popeye..worked for smiths transport on 13th and adams..his van stunk from dead dogs…thats true about mame…Anthony got hit with a car on the pky funny story..im next door…apt 3A popeye asked me if he could keep his frozen food in my fridge ..He had to put a dogs head in his freezer over the weekend..for testing rabies..400 marshall drive..in 1963…When mamie opened her freezer she passed out looking at the dogs head.chit. Joe the actor didn’t write that in his chit ass book..Btw popeye was no slouch with his hands…he took em all on..popeye was the best and hung out in shooies bar on 4th n monroe…escape you are not to young to not remember..btw im here where the hell ar u kid.still have my st joes jacket.[quote comment=”211767″]Wow, you are going way back,but your spelling is off there a T in there somewhere[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

should read: Pantoliano. The guy had a nick name and for the life of me I can’t remember it. Lived on Madison and later moved to the projects. Wife Mame and 3 boys–one of which was killed in car accident.[quote comment=”211765″]Going back in time we did have one. Remember Panoliano the dog catcher?[/quote]

FMTVENG
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thats probably a good thing, in Hoboken it would probably be a 250k a year Sgt. that would get to perform the function of “dog catcher”[quote comment=”211754”]FMT THERE ARE NO ACO’S IN HOBOKEN. Maybe county…No hpd personal is trained in this aspect..[/quote]

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

“Thank You!”[quote comment=”211749”]Animal Control Officer[/quote]

briank
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briank

FMTVENG-
This is an old argument about the RATE of dog attacks/bites regarding pit bulls vs other breeds. I won’t go into that. However, there is NO denying that when a put attacks or bites, it does way much more damage than any other breed. Even a bite, at which point most other breeds take off and flee (they usually bite out of fear), pits get even more excited and a single bite turns into a mauling. Lastly, if there are other puts around, they join in. These are the facts. NO dog should be unleashed, but especially not one as potentially dangerous as a pit.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

BRIANK Sorry to disagree with you..not a bite..On record of these dogs chewing on kids .How these dogs are raised is a crock..it’s a mean streak in them ..Again bottom line these dogs do not belong in a condo or apt [quote comment=”211731″]FMTVENG-This is an old argument about the RATE of dog attacks/bites regarding pit bulls vs other breeds. I won’t go into that. However, there is NO denying that when a put attacks or bites, it does way much more damage than any other breed. Even a bite, at which point most other breeds take off and flee (they usually bite out of fear), pits get even more excited and a single bite turns into a mauling. Lastly, if there are other puts around, they join in. These are the facts. NO dog should be unleashed, but especially not one as potentially dangerous as a pit.[/quote]

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