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
MSilverG
3 years 3 months ago

does the city of hoboken have to pay LHS to keep a dog there? I cant see any other reason that they would want dogs put down after a certain period of time.

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mandipaige316
3 years 3 months ago

yes the city of hoboken has to pay a fee to LHS for animal control and housing/care for stray animals picked up in hoboken.

I have been in animal welfare my wholelife and LHS over the past year has done an amazing job at adopting out cats/dogs that are in the shelter past the 7 day stray hold. They also check every animal that comes in for a microchip, i suggest if you are a pet owner that you get your animal microchipped and keep the information updated. I used to volunteer at LHS and would make the phone calls to the owners/companies that the chips were registered to![quote comment=”215613″]does the city of hoboken have to pay LHS to keep a dog there? I cant see any other reason that they would want dogs put down after a certain period of time.[/quote]

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animal_lover
3 years 3 months ago

HMMM increased population and the animal control fee reduced by 50%?

That translates into either less pickups (more responsible owners/caretakers) or a shorter funded time to adopt. An animal rights lawyer needs to review the contract. The purpose of animal control is not to fine citizens but to serve the welfare of the animal.

Fines need to be imposed for the unregistered companion animals – not for lost animals. The City assumes that lost animals are somehow due to negligence. Many times it is an accident or an emergency. Imagine if we fined families for Autistic children or Alzheimer spouses/parents that wander.[quote comment=”215623″]yes the city of hoboken has to pay a fee to LHS for animal control and housing/care for stray animals picked up in hoboken.I have been in animal welfare my wholelife and LHS over the past year has done an amazing job at adopting out cats/dogs that are in the shelter past the 7 day stray hold. They also check every animal that comes in for a microchip, i suggest if you are a pet owner that you get your animal microchipped and keep the information updated. I used to volunteer at LHS and would make the phone calls to the owners/companies that the chips were registered to![/quote]

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bornandrazedinhobo
3 years 3 months ago

Maybe Zimmer should be killed in 7 days, she has been lost since day one in office…

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beerzgood
3 years 3 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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willow
3 years 3 months ago

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