On Sunday I posted a story about Max, Mad Max And The Convertible, who got loose after the car he was riding in was struck.
Luckily that story had a happy ending, this one doesn’t. This story, while extreme, does reinforce the importance of making sure your dogs are secure in the car.
A Bronx, NY man who failed to show up in municipal court has had a warrant issued for his arrest. James Dannenberg, is wanted for charges stemming back to a traffic stop when he was pulled over on suspected drunken driving.
Morris County Sheriff’s Officers stopped Dannenberg on March 27 after spotting his Toyota Camry allegedly swerving on Route 80 westbound near exit 30.
Dannenberg was being handcuffed and placed in a police car when six of his seven dogs jumped out of his car through a broken driver’s side window that was covered with cardboard and a towel.
Four of the dogs were hit and killed immediately, another was killed when officials tried to corral it and the sixth dog was later found dead on the road.
Dannenberg was also charged with careless driving, driving with a revoked license, failure to exhibit all documents, failure to maintain a lane, failure to keep right on a highway, fictitious plates, overdue inspection and obstructed view, in addition to seven counts of animal cruelty and improper transport because his dogs were not properly secured in the car.
Dannenberg is a homeless man who hasn’t been seen since not showing up for court. If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts they should contact the local authorities. This is such a sad story, on so many levels.
Being homeless, I’m assuming Dannenburg could not afford these dogs, yet he kept them anyway. This leads me to believe that he truly cared and loved the dogs. He probably did the best he could for them, but the bottom line is he isn’t fit to take care of himself let alone another living being.
*The handsome boy in the truck above is our very own Dogster member , Pharaoh.