After Death Of Dog, Doggie Daycare Owner Files Harassment Report

After escaped dog gets hit by car, owner says he fears for the safety of his employees.

The owner of a Clinton Street doggie daycare filed a harassment report on Friday, after two employees found a message about a dog who escaped taped to a public bulletin board at an A&P grocery store, according to police reports.

A dog in the care of escaped through a rear service door two weeks ago, was hit by a car and died.

Business owner Michael Stigliano, 32, told police that he called animal control the day the dog, Rusty, escaped, but that he was unable to reach anyone because of the Passover and Easter holidays, according to police reports. Stigliano said he also called police.

Stigliano called animal control again the following Monday, according to police reports, and spoke to an animal control worker who told him that the dog had been hit by a car and died late Saturday night in Jersey City. The body was disposed of because the dog had no tags.

Since the incident, Stigliano said there have been disparaging messages about his business posted on a blog and a post on the business’s Facebook page.

Last Thursday around 9 p.m., two of Stigliano’s employees went to the nearby , where Hoboken Unleashed has a paid advertisement poster on a bulletin board. On the poster, there was a white sign with black lettering that read: “Unleashed Doggie Day Care Irresponsible Killed Rusty! RIP Rusty,” according to reports.

Police said one of the employees removed the poster and brought it back to the business to show the owner and told the owner that they do not feel safe and want to leave work in groups.

Stigliano told police he wanted to report the most recent incident in case the situation gets worse.

Police have filed the sign as evidence.

Tom Troncone April 17, 2012 at 11:01 PM
FF, been doing this 17 years, had a gun put to my head in Paterson, been threatened with imminent death numerous times ... lol ... some guy hiding behind a screen name to take potshots doesn't faze me :) But to your point, nothing is deliberately left out of the story. The police report that we Amanda had did was specific to the owner filing a report with police about the note he had found and what he deemed to be a fear for the safety of his employees. Might there be a previous police report about a kicked in door? I can't say no, but we didn't have it in hand when we wrote this. Amanda is going to try to close that gap in the narrative.
Tom Troncone April 17, 2012 at 11:05 PM
RR, I completely agree. The idea is to give people a bit of a grace period to confirm their account. Not sure of the time, but I think it is like a week.
Tom Troncone April 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Hey gang, I cleaned up this thread a bit because it was getting crazily off topic.
Bob night September 20, 2013 at 01:18 AM
This place is the worst to bring your dog it's not the first dog they have lost. The place is filthy and has had many problems
Bob night September 20, 2013 at 01:22 AM
The only reason this place is still open is because there's two owners and one is a lawyer


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