Daisy, the Jersey City tabby who was dumped in a park by Animal Control officers Aaron Jordan and John Marsh Jr. rather than taken to a shelter, was happily reunited today with her owner, Morgan Metius (above). The two-year-old indoor cat spent almost four days in the wilds of Lincoln Park and miraculously survived Monday’s snowstorm.
Jersey City Animal Care and Control’s supervising officer, Joe Frank, trapped Daisy in Lincoln Park using mackerel as bait, according to Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill. Frank had set out 15 traps throughout the park.
“She lost a little weight around the ribs, stinks to high heaven of mackerel, its purring more than ever and asleep in the place she belongs – at the foot of my bed!!!,” Morgan wrote on the Web site jclist. “A happy ending! Please understand that its not over for me. What happend is an outrage and needs not be swept under the rug. I am taking measures to ensure that ACOs will be treated as the law says appropriate and Animals lost can find saftey at a shelter EVERY TIME!!”
Pressured by animal lovers, the city is investigating the incident. A few of you have asked how to contact the mayor, so here is his contact info:
City Hall – 280 Grove Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5200
Fax: (201) 547-4288/5442
City Councilman Steve Fulop has also launched an investigation:
City Hall, 280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5315
Fax: (201) 547-4678
Contacting these individuals will help ensure that, now that the story has a happy ending, the ACOs are not let off the hook for their actions. Take a minute to email the mayor and let him know that Jordan and Marsh should not only be fired, but charged with animal cruelty and serve jail time.