Well that’s a relief! When the Gothamist broke the story about a pitbull getting tossed from the BQE, the news quickly spread like wildfire. From the NY Post to our very own Greenpointers, we were all appalled at what we heard. But thanks to the power of media, the dog’s owner and Greenpoint resident, Oliver Rivera, was finally reunited with his pitbull Wookie (a.k.a Meeker) after he escaped from his leash on Tuesday at the corner of Bayard Street and Graham Avenue.
“He gave me this one last look and then just bolted,” Rivera told WABC News on Thursday. “I’m like, ‘maybe he was at the corner,’ I’m hoping, and then no signs of him anywhere.” Continue reading →
“Me and my husband found a small chihuahua dog on Russell Street between Nassau and Norman. The dog is very sweet and is definitely a pet… We can’t hang on to her for long – we can’t have pets in our apartment (blah!) and we will probably need to bring her to a shelter soon. ”
When you adopt a rescue pup you’re doing a good deed and saving a cherished life, but you may also be taking on some unforeseen problems. This makes your decisions before adopting and after you get him home very crucial to his peace of mind as well as your own.
Denise from Empire of the Dog has (in just one session) helped me out so much with my rescue dog named “D.” This woman is a serious miracle worker. She offers a FREE Rescue Dog Seminar at her business, too. The next one is tomorrow Wednesday April 23 at 7pm at Empire of the Dog (415 Grand St.)
Here she shares some helpful insights for before and after rescuing a dog.
Yesterday this puggle looking pooch was found by our friends at Five Leaves running around on Norman Ave in Greenpoint with no microchip and no collar. If you are the owner or have any information about this dog please contact: kathymechamny (at) gmail.com.
Lauren Schneider is not giving up on fighting for justice for her dog Arlo who was brutally attacked and ultimately killed by another dog, a white shepherd, owned by a family on Freeman St. She wants a dangerous dog hearing so that the attack dog, whose owner irresponsibly fled the scene, won’t be able to “continue to attack and kill other dogs without the owner being held accountable for training the dog or muzzling the dog when in public places.” Support her cause by signing this petition.
According to Greenpointer Lauren Schneider, her young 1 year old pomeranian dog named Arlo was viciously attacked on Wednesday June 5, 2013 by a very large short haired white dog with a long snout that isn’t a pit bull mix. The attack occurred on Manhattan Ave between Freeman St and Green St in Greenpoint. The attack dog owners, white females in mid-upper 20s, left without giving Lauren any information. Arlo died on the way to the vet’s office. If anyone witnessed the attack or has any information about the attack dog or its owners – please contact Lauren at 631-835-0789 or Lauren’s sister brooke.ashley.s (at) gmail.com.
This is an important message to dog owners who love their dogs: Don’t leave your dog tied up outside. Please! No matter how desperate you are for a roll of toilet paper or an avocado.
After shopping at Met Food on Driggs I spotted this adorable dog tied up outside. What an easy puppy to steal, I thought. But since I have a conscience, I walked across the street to the liquor store for a bottle of white, talked with the owner for at least 3 minutes about how Hennessy has a monopoly on Cognac and when I came out the pooch was still alone. I had enough time to walk back and take a bunch of photos and still no owner was in sight.
People – bad people – steal dogs and sell them or do horrible things to them. Dogs “are typically stolen for money, bait, or lab testing,” according to CBS who reported a dog napping while the owner was present. And don’t think it’s just little dogs that are stolen, even big tough looking dogs, like pitbulls and shepherds, are targets.
Everyday in Greenpoint, I see too many sweet and well-cared for dogs left alone at the risk of being dognapped. As New Yorkers we are multi-taskers with little time, but if running errand means leaving your dog tied up, please don’t take the risk.
I am sure the dog pictured has an owner who loves him and I hate to make him an example, but hopefully it will make others think twice, not to mention limit the neighborhood’s heartbrokenness every time we see a poster with a missing pet on it.