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.