Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Freezing Dog

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If Newark residents didn't have enough reasons to love Mayor Cory Booker, here is one more that will definitely make them fall in love. Puppy love, that is. According to WABC-TV, the kindhearted politician rushed to the side of a dog freezing on the streets of New Jersey.



It all began when Eyewitness News reporter Toni Yates and her crew found a dog that had been left out in the cold in Newark on Thursday evening. Yates and her team kept returning to see if the dog had been taken inside, but alas, it was still shivering alone in the icy temperatures.



Yates then decided to tweet Mayor Booker. As expected, he responded immediately and rushed to the scene.


"This is brutal weather, this dog is shaking really bad and you just can't leave your dogs out here on a day like this and go away and expect them to be OK. Hypothermia on any animal, including a human animal, will set in pretty quickly. So this is very sad, you can just feel the dog shaking pretty badly," said the mayor.

The mayor saved the dog from the cold and took him to the police station. The dog's owner was reached on the phone and told the mayor that Cha Cha, his dog, had somehow managed to get outside. The owner was returning from Queens and had no idea that his dog was left out in the cold. He was grateful to the mayor as the dog was a new mom and is taking care of her litter of pups.

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Lucinda

If the owner's cell phone number was available to the mayor, why didn't the reporter call? Why did the reporter leave the dog out in the cold while she was tweeting everyone? For cryin' out loud get off your smartphone and DO something. Or were we more interested in "creating" a story by contacting the mayor, tweeting up the interest and waiting for him to show up??? Meanwhile the dog is outside for several more HOURS. God Bless Cory Booker. I could even give the owner the benefit of the doubt. But if the mayor could drop what he was doing an act so quickly, why didn't the TV crew???

January 29 2013 at 9:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
francesrea1

That owner didn't give a rats that his/her dog was out just as so many creeps who leave their animals out in all kinds of horrible weather don't care. As long as the humans are comfy, that's all they care about. Animals cant speak and say "please help me" so they live lives of misery if they're unlucky enough to get stuck with a monster for an owner.

January 26 2013 at 12:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pam0402

ABSOLUTELY!
The owner was grossly negligent.
Mama dog would have died that night had she stayed outside much longer. Can you imagine the discomfort she was feeling?
Stupid moron Idiot owner. I'm sorry but I adore animals and feel we owe them extra special care. For they are here as domesticated pets dependent upon humans for food, shelter and if they are lucky lots of love!
If I had seen that dog, I'd have brought back a thick blanket or quilt and wrapped her up in it. Why couldn't somebody at least have done that? Gotten her little hindquarters off the freezing concrete!! Thanks Corey. You are one of the best of the best,

January 25 2013 at 8:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
craby

nice job mr mayor. we need more caring people like that.

January 25 2013 at 6:14 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
kfostervawp

good job mayor, toni you new it was wrong and should have acted immediately instead of waiting! thank you for helping!

January 25 2013 at 5:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Carolyn Selvage

Mr. Booker has a heart and it is so refreshing to see a person of his stature in the political field. With the "food stamp" test he did bringing light to just how little the program helps those most in need to running to help a very cold dog, it puts a smile on my face. So Mr. Mayor here's your "ATTA BOY". I pray some day more people in your field will come to see life the way you do!

January 25 2013 at 4:06 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Kelly Sifford

He is an awesome Mayor. Now those people need to have their dog spayed.

January 25 2013 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Dave

Maybe the owner should be spayed too. I guarantee that was most definitely NOT a first time occurrence for the dog being outside when it shouldn't have been.

January 25 2013 at 7:41 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
RJM

Thank you to Toni Yates for alerting Mayor Corey Booker to this poor doggie's plight. You're all good people for caring about someone's pet and I just hope the owner explains how her dog supposedly "got out" when it should have been kept either inside the home, the garage or at the very worst a backyard with good fencing. I find it difficult to believe that a mother dog would intentionally leave her newborn pups. Shame on the owner for not being more diligent in ensuring her pets are kept safe and warm.

January 25 2013 at 2:17 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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