Hoboken dogs to get 7-day death sentence?

Zimmer calls for council to approve “dog death contract” in Hoboken, NJ

Earlier today, Councilman Tim Occhipinti alerted constituents about a frightening agenda item for tonight’s City Council meeting.

It’s a proposed $43,000 annual contract with Liberty Humane Society to manage stray and lost pets. However, part of the contract specifies rather harsh penalties for any animals that are caught:

“When specifically notified by the Municipality, LHS shall attempt to impound any stray or licensed dog or cat running at large on the streets of the Municipality for the purpose of issuing summonses to the owners thereof where possible and appropriate. When such impoundment occurs, the dog or cat shall be put up for adoption or humanely disposed of, after the seven (7) day waiting period.”

Wow, that’s crazy! Who would support that?

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14 Comments on "Hoboken dogs to get 7-day death sentence?"


Member
AMG1055
3 years 8 months ago

7 days? What dogs get adopted in 7 days? That is guaranteed death for any of the poor dogs!

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ktbc
3 years 8 months ago

I agree wholeheartedly! This is vile. 👿 [quote comment=”215591″]7 days? What dogs get adopted in 7 days? That is guaranteed death for any of the poor dogs![/quote]

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Soniaa
3 years 8 months ago

So if the dog gets lost, the city will fine me for that too? What if it’s an accident?

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MSilverG
3 years 8 months ago

totally agree! with so many dogs, it would be easy for a dog to try and run up to another dog and play, and accidentally run away. It has nothing to do with responsible ownership- accidents happen. [quote comment=”215593″]So if the dog gets lost, the city will fine me for that too? What if it’s an accident?[/quote]

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MSilverG
3 years 8 months ago

I adopted my dog last summer from LHS. He was a stray that animal control brought into them. Obviously no one had claimed him. He was EXTREMELY sick and even tho LHS didnt have the funds to get him all the care he needed, they worked really hard to keep him stable. We finally adopted him and now he’s happy and healthy. So basically, from now on, a dog like him won’t get the chance for a new life if he/she doesn’t get adopted in 7 f’ing days!! This is disgusting and appalling.

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willow
3 years 8 months ago

humanely disposed what an oxymoron. i’d like to humanely dispose a few people.

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beerzgood
3 years 8 months ago

It says:

When such
impoundment occurs, the dog or cat shall be put up for adoption or humanely disposed
of, after the seven (7) day waiting period.

It doesn’t say if it’s not adopted after 7 days it will get the death penalty

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