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Newark Mayor Cory Booker saves another dog

The animal-loving mayor of the New Jersey city rescued an abused pooch.

By Vetstreet Jun 28, 2013 3:21PM

Mayor and Senate candidate Cory Booker, who saved a freezing dog from outside a Newark, N.J., home in January, has come to the rescue of another pooch in trouble.

Photo: VIa Twitter @corybookerOn Thursday night, @shankdog3000, Michael Cruickshank, tweeted the mayor about

a dog he said he’d been told was locked in a small crate in an empty lot in the steamy city for four days. Without hesitation, the hands-on mayor asked for the dog’s location, and two minutes later, he tweeted that he was on his way there.

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“I'm on the scene & Located the dog. U were right too report. Inhumane & cruel. Working 2 get the animal secure now. Thank u MT ‪@shankdog3000,” Booker tweeted at 9:49 p.m.

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Less than an hour later, he confirmed on Twitter that the dog had been secured and transported to a shelter. Cruickshank’s “compassion & love helped stop some really cruel treatment. Wish we could find person responsible,” Booker tweeted.

And Cruickshank was thankful to the mayor. “@corybooker you are awesome,” he wrote.

— Read it at Twitchy

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Photo: Via Twitter @corybooker

Jul 2, 2013 9:17PM
Did you know that the state of PA is a slave state! Together we can stop the slavery and separation of children from their families in Philadelphia, Pa. Children are being routinely denied visitation with their grandparents in PA because they are sold down the river to the highest bidder. Children are denied telephone access, restaurant visits and even attending church with their grandparents unless there is state "supervision". Children are being held hostage and families are being broken up - all to serve the horrid Plantation style foster care slave system set up in the 1800's and 1950s. Support grandparents right in PA!!!  Save the children of PA!!!
Jul 2, 2013 8:56PM
good looking and rescues dogs? .....he's got my vote!
Jun 30, 2013 7:45PM

to all those wondering:  here is how it all started a facebook post from a friend stating:


"Is there anyone in Newark NJ who can stop the torture of a dog?   There is a dog who is locked in a small crate on a vacant property (address given).  The neighbor, with no concern, pointed out that the dog has been there during the last 4 days of this heat wave.  No agency in the city of Newark has been able to produce a projection better then arriving in 3-4 days.  I have spoken multiple times to the police, humane society and animal control.  I am sure they are busy but someone needs to help this dog.  I would have done it while there but the humane society promised they would be there and I figured it was more safe.  The dog was in and extremely agitated state. Someone please help!!!!!"



Jun 30, 2013 3:11PM
This azzhole is so stupid...he dosen't know that dogs don't vote? Go ahead Jersey, vote him to a higher office....you deserve the government you get.
Jun 30, 2013 8:05AM
You are not very intelligent in America, sorry.
Jun 30, 2013 6:56AM
Is it just me, or shouldn't people be calling the police or aspca?
Jun 30, 2013 6:43AM
We need more people who care about innocent animals,like the Mayor
Jun 30, 2013 6:28AM

Way to go Mayor--you have a heart for animals!  

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