Hoboken Dog Association – doomed?
What’s up with the Dog Association?
Hoboken411 received a few emails last week indicating that the Hoboken Dog Association has stopped accepting memberships. In fact (and other than dog parades) – not much has been happening with the HDA over the past few years.
In case you didn’t know, 5th Ward Hoboken Councilman Peter Cunningham and his wife Jen were the chief principals of this 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
No notices were published on the HDA website, in fact the site hasn’t been updated with much since as far back as 2005 or 2006, and now appears to just be a “discount program” for members who paid the HDA the $15 for the annual membership card. Another item of note – is that this tax-exempt organization has never listed it’s current board members or dates of organizational meetings…
The HDA Mission Statement was: “Our mission is to preserve the special relationship between dogs and mankind by protecting and defending the rights of responsible dog ownership, opposing detrimental and supporting appropriate regulations for dog owners, educating the public, promoting standards for safe and civilized treatment of dogs, and enhancing member relations in a variety of informal and formal settings while having fun. We will work with local, state, and federal agencies to identify, develop, and maintain clean, safe, leashed and off-leash recreation areas in new and existing parks.”
Not sure if they felt they’ve met their objectives and no longer need this dog association or what the deal is.
I emailed Peter Cunningham to find out what the status is – and will report back his response.
An association for Hoboken Dogs and their owners… Make sense?
Description – Dog association – Our mission is to preserve the special relationship between dogs and mankind by protecting and defending the rights of responsible dog ownership.
Website – www.hobokendogs.org
Address – PO Box 1084, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030