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Lost Dog: Bunny

Have you seen Bunny?

A shy female Pit Bull mix named Bunny went missing last night from the area of 9th Street & Washington Street.

Apparently there were “sightings” of a similar dog near Ruth’s Chris Steak House over in Weehawken, New Jersey.

She’s a smaller size mix, and will likely run if someone abruptly approaches, but she is friendly (not the big, bad Pit Bull most people think of).

Call (973)219-9631 if you or someone you know has seen her. Thanks!

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Adorable Hoboken Kittens!

Adorable Hoboken Kittens for adoption!

A couple weeks ago, long time resident Vinnie Amato saved a tiny little grey kitten off the streets (it surely would have perished). He’s known for saving various “feral” cats and finding them good homes..

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Look how cute this thing is!

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He actually found another orange tabby cat shortly thereafter as well. They seem like good pals already!

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Kittens well-cared for – and ready to find a new home

Along with the help of Patty Durmgoole from Hoboken CAP (Companion Animal Placement) – they’ve cared for these furry creatures and they’re now ready for adoption.

You can call Patty at (201)424-5697 to find out how.

Note you have to go through an application process (they screen to make sure the cat finds a safe, stable home with capable owners).

Here are some more photos to melt your heart:

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Dog needs home – why no photo?

Spotted this odd sign near Moran’s bar at 5th & Garden the other day. The otherwise well-designed sign (with good color and contrast) said “Dog Needs Home,” but just displays a cartoon silhouette of what appears to be a canine creature.

What in God’s name is wrong with showing a real photo of the dog?

Oh, I get it. If you read deeper into the brief text on the sign, the last word is: Pitbull.

It’s apparent that 99% of the people out there have negative feelings about pitbull dogs (especially after the big, bad “news” shares horror stories). But despite their bad reputation, pitbull dogs are not automatically bad animals – if raised properly. In fact, each and every dog breed has the capability to bite, injure or even kill you. Even the smallest of dogs. But pitbull dogs are the ones that get the bad rap.

Perhaps this guy didn’t have a good photo printer, or it was cheaper to get a 2 color flier made at the printer – who knows. But it sure is funny nonetheless. I can imagine some dim-witted moron from Hoboken showing up to see the dog (not reading the actual text) and acting astonished that “This dog looks nothing like the picture!”

You want a dog in your home? Give this guy a call at (201)780-6776. Perhaps you’ll find a mate for life.

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The need for 24 hour animal hospitals

Hudson County VOID: 24 hour animal hospitals

You’d think that with the combined population of Jersey City and Hoboken over 300,000 – that we’d have a round-the-clock animal hospital nearby? Nope. You have to travel by car to either NYC or far-away places like Fairfield, NJ for urgent medical care for you pet – especially on Sundays!

One Hoboken resident had a very tough time this past weekend.

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Letter: Crappy Hoboken animal care

“I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention that if your pet has a medical emergency on a Sunday there is literally not one place except in NYC that is open to help.

Secaucus has a facility, but that is open only until 12pm.

When I called one of the Hoboken vets, and after waiting on hold for over 10 minutes, the answering service gave me a phone number for NYC animal hospital.

When I explained that I’m in NJ, that my dog had bloody urine and is dribbling around the house and I wanted to have her regular Hoboken Doctor call me, I was told that’s “not possible.”

Even though her Dr. had previously done a urine test and said it has a little blood in it and to keep an eye on her. So here I am following up because today of all days it got worse.

I’m outraged. Seriously outraged that if my pet is suffering and hurt, that I cannot help her. I can’t just get in a car with her and take her into the city.

I can’t even speak to someone who can advise me of what I can do at home or how serious it might be.

No 24 hour animal hospitals near Hoboken NJThis is Hoboken, the city is known for being “pet friendly” and everyone has at least one. I’m appalled at the answering service, the advisement to go into the city, and that I can’t get a call back or have an antibiotic called in to a pharmacy for her.

I’m quite certain if I had a UTI and called my physician’s answering service, he would call in a prescription for me in a Sunday.

Why don’t we have a system in place that could work for everyone? Maybe one doctor could be on call – at least by phone and have an affiliation with one ore more of the pharmacies in town.
Or perhaps one vet could open for longer hours on a Sunday and the other could to the opposite Sunday?

There has to be something better to help care for our pets.

PS – We eventually ended up in Fairfield and the facility is amazing and so is the service. Funniest thing is that doctor (who was working until 2am) is actually from Hoboken and she was incredible. Her attitude and how thorough she was. She really analyzed our dog’s situation and came to a conclusion that we had not heard from our Hoboken Doctor. What our regular vet thought was most likely a tumor on her bladder turned out to be something completely different. It’s the extra time, care, and consideration that we are lacking.”

Dog park upgrades?

Finally – action taken at Stevens Dog Run in Hoboken

Amidst the Hoboken411 article, along with several residents applying pressure – common sense was finally re-instituted over at the Stevens Dog Park. The fountain was “made proper,” as the hose that was long requested gotten taken care of.

And it appears that Director Pellegrini, who’s crippled working within the stringent bureaucracy at city hall – found the solution. Use a decent, responsive contractor instead the inept “approved” city contractors that are in bed with the administration. Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands to get things done around these parts.

If dogs could send thank you notes – Leo’s inbox would be filled with them!

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“Curb your dog” phrase is out-dated

Can you control your dog’s biological functions?

Here’s a brief update to the Hoboken “curb your dog” file.

This precious garden style apartment along Madison Street is surrounded by a metal gate. And inside that gate is a few feet of grass. Would have looked great as is – but no. Whomever is in charge of the property must hate dogs. Because they’ve made the entire site look very ugly by putting numerous identical signs around it that read:

“Please Don’t Water Our Lawn (dog ban symbol) Kindly Curb Your Dog.”

I can understand attempting to respect their grass by walking as far away from it as possible – but then you run the risk of your dog (or dogs) peeing on one of the parked cars! I mean it’s not like our dogs can tell us exactly when or where they’re going to piss – or even why for that matter (marking territory, bladder pain, etc.) They just go when they want to go – and it’s just cruel to try and make them stop.

Perhaps if these folks are hell-bent on ensuring no stray urine makes it inside their precious blades of grass, they should have put a massive brick wall up around the perimeter. Problem solved.

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