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?