BY Baristanet Staff | Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 6:25am
| COMMENTS (26)
A reader writes:
Just found this guy on Ridgewood Ave. near Ferncliff, in Glen Ridge. He is very friendly. Wearing a NY Giants collar, no tags. An animal control officer from Bloomfield took him to the shelter.
I’m going to start sharing him on facebook. The Bloomfield shelter has not put him up on their website or on Petfinder – and will not do so until the 7 day holding period is up. So, if you have the time or inclination- share him and put the Bloomfield Bukowski Shelter information on your post
Bloomfield Animal Shelter/John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals
61 Bukowski Place
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-748-0194; Fax: 973-748-4305
Hours – 1pm-4pm Mon-Sun
Why should he have to stay in the shelter if his family is looking for him – he’s been to the groomer – he’s clipped- odds are that he lives in the area and just got out.
One day I was on my porch and a beagle ran by (running sideways). I lured him in got his tag # and found that he lived in nutley appox 3 miles from my house. When his family picked him up they said he had been loose less than an hour. Dogs can travel pretty far when they want to.
I put him on the Baristanet FB page.
Ok, I WANT him!!!!! how cute (:
I have to assume this dog was separated sometime after the Giant’s collapse last month – reminds me of the BoSox collapse to the Yankees. Anyway, under the circumstances, that is one abusive household to make a dog wear a Giants collar. Maybe the shelter will find a nice Cheesehead home instead!
A Jets fan would never have done this.
@CME – he will be available for adoption 1 week after being brought to the shelter. In the meantime you can probably call and ask about him- age etc. You can fill out an application and be on your way towards giving him a new home – get the application by downloading it from here:
Is this dog a Maltese?
I am going to go see him this week. My husband is so against us getting a second dog, but I have to see this little guy! I wonder how old he is. I still find it hard to believe someone would let him wander like that – surely they are going to turn up.
I had a maltese, he does not look at all like a maltese. I think he’s some kind of terrier like a wheaten or cairn mix.
Wait, the shelter puts a lost dog up for adoption after only 1 week? What if his owners didn’t happen upon Baristanet to see this post?
Then they no longer own the dog…that’s why some of us posted him all over facebook and asked people to share.
Given that it is now Monday, I would think the original owners might not care too much that they are missing a dog. One week sounds like a suitable amount of time for the owners to check around with the nearby animal shelters.
Is a week standard protocol in most shelters? While I can certainly see having some sort of limit since shelters have limited resources and space, not to mention if an animal were abandoned or neglected it deserves to go to a good home, a week does seem sort of short. Yes, one would assume, god forbid, if an animal got lost, the owners would look feverishly immediately, but I can see circumstances where it could be over a week: dog being from several towns over so owners contact local shelters and not that specific one, owner being from out of town, older owner, owner injured, etc. That being said, if an animal were at a shelter for a week and the owner finally came in, they would need a good reason for why it took so long.
Also, I agree w CMEinmontclair, he looks like a wheaton terrier or some mix of.
I’m the person who found the dog. I’m so sorry to hear that he is still in the shelter.
He is a medium sized dog and seemed on the older side. His fur was a bit matted. And he was SO sweet. He was happy to sit with me while I waited for the animal control officer. He didn’t try to run away.
I found him wandering INTO traffic on Ridgewood….that’s why I was concerned for his safety and made the call. I knocked on a few doors in the neighborhood and no one recognized him. Although someone walking a dog in the neighborhood said that he looked like a dog she had seen being walked before, but had no idea where the owner lived.
I hope this story will have a happy ending.
A week is state law – after 1 week (7 days) shelters are allowed to euthanize an animal for any reason because they are now the property of the shelter.
I’ve been after the Bloomfield Bukowski shelter to post found animals on Petfinder so that anyone who lost a pet could search for them from home.
So – if your dog is lost while you are out of town – get someone to contact all of the shelters in the area with a photo. It could be a matter of life or death!
Gail — omgosh that breaks my heart, the little guy was wandering into busy ridgewood traffic!! good for you for getting him. If it were me I would be calling every shelter around to find that dog — I do think it’s odd the owners haven’t come forward.
@Gail – many of us have shared him on Facebook in the hopes that someone we know will see him and know who he is. There is a much larger dog who looks like him and is walked in the Ridgewood ave/Sunset Ave area- and I’ve seen him lately
Our neighbor’s dog wandered off a few months ago. The first thing we did was call the police departments in Glen Ridge, Montclair and Bloomfield. Then the shelters. A happy ending when the wonderful person from Glen Ridge who found the dog called the police and got our neighbor’s telephone number. The dog and his owner were reunited within an hour of his disappearance.
I called Bloomfield animal shelter yesterday and they said the dog was gone. Does anyone know if that is true?
I just called the shelter and was told his owners claimed him.
I have been sick about him all weekend. Thank God he is home safe. Please people put ID tags on your animals…
Frank Rubacky – The way Colin Kaepernick ran all over the Packer defense on Saturday (181 yards on 16 carries), they might very well have put a leash of any kind around his neck.
Looks more like a Wheaton Terrier than a Maltese to me; the dog that is, not Aaron Rodgers.
Out of curiosity, how does a shelter verify the owners? Do they require vet records or something?
Glad that cutie pie is home safe now.
I don’t know Kay – I was fired as a volunteer at the Bloomfield shelter along with ALL of the other in-shelter volunteers in March of 2012. Some of us are now volunteering at the Montclair shelter – I’ll ask…
So glad there is an apparent happy ending — I am a little bummed as I wanted to try and adopt him, but my husband will be thrilled LOL
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