Newark Mayor Cory Booker saves another dog
The animal-loving mayor of the New Jersey city rescued an abused pooch.
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.
On 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.
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.
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Photo: Via Twitter @corybooker
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!!!!!"
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