New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Another Dogthe daily dish
In January, hands-on Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker made headlines when he took it into his own hands to rescue a stray dog that had been reported wandering the streets in freezing temperatures. Yesterday, Mayor Booker repeated his heroism when he rescued another dog that he had been told was cruelly locked in a small crate and left on its own for days.
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Booker encourages his constituents to engage him on Twitter, which is how Mike Cruickshank notified the mayor about the dog. "Is there anyone who can stop the torture of a dog?" Cruickshank tweeted. "There's a dog locked in a small crate."
After obtaining an address from Cruickshank, Booker went to the dog himself. He tweeted, "I'm on the scene & Located the dog. U were right to report. Inhumane & cruel. Working 2 get the animal secure now." In further tweets, Booker reported that he contacted an animal control officer who was able to rescue the neglected dog and bring it to a shelter.
Said Cruickshank, "Police and numerous other organizations were contacted from what I understand. They were contacted several days earlier and yet supposedly did nothing ... Somebody mentioned contacting the mayor so I did one of my rare tweets and went on the mayor's Facebook page and posted the situation. [Booker] was there in minutes."