Day 9 – (2/28/2008)

Today was day 9 on the line for the workers, they had a great turn out of support again and are keeping up the pressure on the nursing home.

 

In other issues I reported a complaint via email and then with two follow-up phone calls yesterday and today to the ASPCA about a dog locked in a car for many hours at a time, including all night last night when the temperature was 18 degrees. The dog belongs to a hired security guard the nursing home is using.

 

It took 2 days for the ASPCA to respond to the problem, I received a comment from the person that answered the phone that they didn’t have an agent available yesterday in the Bronx but today they do and “hopefully they will get there”. Now I realize that there may be more pressing issues like “dog fighting” or “dog chained to fence”, etc. But I think it still deserves a response that a dog is allowed to be left in a car for many hours at a time, including all night last night when the temperature was 18 degrees.

 

It just appalls me that someone can treat a dog like this and not face any consequences. I cannot believe that the ASPCA doesn’t have enough officers to enforce the law! I also cannot believe that the New York Police Department cannot do anything about it either.

 

ASPCA

 

I was happy to see the ASPCA car outside and thought it was going to be some help finally, instead all I got was some attitude from the responding officer stating that it is not illegal to leave a dog in a car even in this cold. He also said to me “don’t call us about this again, we are very busy”. You know if it is not illegal to leave a dog in a car than why did they even send someone out? The report I sent stated “dog locked in car”.

 

The lights are still running at night and DEP is still not doing anything to shut them down. They are violating the law as the generators make noise that is above legal levels. Why are they not being shut down? The latest news that I heard from the DEP inspector and a neighbor is that the nursing home is willing to buy all neighbors blackout shades for their windows. What? Shades for the windows? What is that going to do to stop the generator noise which is breaking the law? Are they going to buy shades for everyone in the Cannon Heights building as well?

 

Till tomorrow, stand strong!

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