No dogs at Hoboken City Hall!

Hoboken panders to the minority again with dogs!

Just like we told you earlier in the week – it seems that the minority gets catered to here in Hoboken. If not the false sense of well being fancy bike lanes – it’s this: NO DOGS AT CITY HALL.

Why the hell not? Why just for blind people?

So if the city cites “health reasons” for not allowing dogs – does that make a blind person’s dog completely clean and germ free? I don’t get it! And where are the hooks to tie your dogs outside?

Looks like the most privileged person to be in Hoboken is a blind person riding a bike along with your dog. Probably have some tax-exemptions too.

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27 Comments on "No dogs at Hoboken City Hall!"

Journey
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Journey
I would like to suggest everyone remember the last time you needed someone to help you with the following 90% of the time. Getting to work, the doctors, school, well anyplace. Had to ask someone to help you cross the street. How old were you? To be a responsible adult member of society, you have to be self-reliant. I know numerous people with seeing eye dogs and who use canes. So what can a dog do for you that a cane can’t. Well a cane can’t alert you to things like moving people, cars etc. The cane can only let you know what is right there on the ground in front of you. I had a friend, when she was in high school the first guide dog school she went to refused to let her have a dog, stating she was too young to have one. This important because the owner of a guide dog must ensure that the training is always reinforced. Her family took her to Ohio to get a dog. When I first meet her, she had had the dog for a few years (we were 16) and the dog was only a hazard to her. It was too easily distracted by squirrels and not didn’t do a great job at intersections with watching for cars. The New Jersey commission for the Blind became aware of this during a college prep program we both attended. We both went back to the program the next year, and the… Read more »
homeworld
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Can you believe these entitled disabled people, too? Having their own elitist parking spaces isn’t enough. Now they think they’re entitled to have special ramps installed to get their wheelchairs into buildings and onto sidewalks. Tell them to go back to the Sanitarium to take personal responsibility and care for their lives and get out of the way of us able-bodied productive citizens.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

Perry, You are really being way over the top and quite silly about this issue. I can’t believe you expect anyone to be in your corner on this.

mooshu
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mooshu

I would not bring my dog here. Yuck.

af414
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af414

More service dog horror stories:

gothamist.com/2011/04/25/9-year-old_brain_cancer_patients_se.php

http://www.guidehorse.com/news_ot_dogs_kills.htm

Clearly miniature horses are the solution to this whole mess.

xxrjxx
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xxrjxx

Not that I’m making excuses, however:
1. The first story references a ‘service dog in training.’
2. Bad atypical examples make bad law.

At the end of the day, two facts remain:
1. you can’t discriminate against the disabled, which is what you’d be doing if you disallowed service animals.
2. Service animals are trained and typically subjected to significant training, and failing that training will not be accepted as service animals.

I can assure you-a service dog is not going to leave a dump or take a piss in city hall.[quote comment=”217479″]More service dog horror stories:Clearly miniature horses are the solution to this whole mess.[/quote]

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