Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[Updated] More about Sugar, the missing pit bull mix with a $5k reward



You may have seen flyers up around the neighborhood for Sugar, the 6-year-old Amstaff/pit bull mix that went missing some time on Monday.

The Post has an article today on the situation ... interviewing Sugar's owner, East Village resident Morgan Bogle.

Bogle was in London on business, leaving Sugar in the care of her dog walker of three years. Then something apparently went really wrong.

Per the article:

But the man flipped out while she was away, kicking the front door of her apartment Monday while shouting and swearing, witnesses said.

“He was screaming, ‘F–k you! Let me in the f–king house now!’ ” a witness said, adding that Sugar was nowhere in sight.

“He seemed manic . . . I told him, ‘You’re acting like a lunatic.’ He was muttering stuff, but it wasn’t coherent at all,” the witness said.

A neighbor texted Bogle, and she sent a friend to the dog walker’s apartment. The pal spotted the man hiding behind a trash can outside and “acting strange,” Bogle said.

Sugar's collar and sweater were inside Bogle's apartment... but no sign of the dog. The dog walker reportedly "had no explanation" for Sugar's whereabouts.

Bogle is offering a $5,000 reward for Sugar's return. A reader who sent us the above flyer said that Sugar is spayed and microchipped. We've heard various versions of when Sugar was last seen — either Sunday or Monday ... with one reader saying that Sugar was spotted on East 26th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Updated 6:28 p.m.

Sugar now has Twitter and Facebook pages.



And WABC has a report here.

Updated 2-28

The reward is now $10,000. Find more details here.

78 comments:

Giovanni said...

This is just mind-boggling.

Anonymous said...

I imagine there is a LOT more to this story.

evEddie said...

Who is this dog walker? People need to be aware of who this irresponsible POS is.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why the microchipping isn't finding her -- that's the point of it, right? (I'm not a dog owner.)

Anonymous said...

"Wonder why the microchipping isn't finding her" - Because the animal has to be scanned, which means whoever has the animal has to want to get the animal scanned. Microchipping is not a tracking device - it's not the pet version of "Find My iPhone".

IzF said...

I am very sad for Sugar and Morgan.

nygrump said...

Yeah, the microchip isn't like walking around with a cellphone or other tracking device.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we need the name of this dog walker!

NOTORIOUS said...

This is a nightmare for those of us who own a dog. Will keep an eye out for her in the neighborhood. Hope she's returned safe pronto.

Anonymous said...

I went out Monday as soon as it happened( was on my FB food 10 min after it happened), I walked form 19th to 26th over to 2nd ave - Park couldn't find her :( And Microchipping is not GPS btw.

LPIFLY said...

I am still utterly confused as to how one loses a dog in this city.
But this person's name needs to be revealed ASAP. I travel with my 2 dogs everywhere because anyone who walks dogs for a living is nuts.

Anonymous said...

That's insanely judgmental LPIFLY. I own a pet care business and walk dogs and take care of peoples' pets for a living. I'm well-traveled, college educated with a B.Sc and instead of working the grind, I chose to do something that brings me absolute joy and also pays my inflated Manhattan rent. How does that make me nuts?

Garrett said...

Please take a moment to make sure your own dog is wearing an ID or license. Today I noticed a good 40% of the dogs at the dog run were not wearing any form of ID. There is no excuse not to have a tag on your dog. (FYI dogs with an ID or license are granted an extra week before being put on the euth list at AC&C if the owner can not be located.)

Anonymous said...

Again there is a lot missing to this story besides this dog. I don't own a dog so excuse my ignorance but.. I thought every dog had to wear a tag because that's the law, right? How did the dog get out of the apartment building? The dog walker had some kind of nervous breakdown? I assume animal shelters and other places like that were checked already so most likely a dog hoarder has Sugar unless something much worse happened.

EV Grrrl said...

Heart-breaking story and every dog-owner's nightmare. Can the dog walker be charged with a crime? I pray that he hasn't done something terrible to the dog. I hope the other East Village people who use this dog walking service out him or them.
The dog sounds like a real sweetie too.

Anonymous said...

i'd like to know too!

Anonymous said...

you're a moron

Anonymous said...

"Again there is a lot missing to this story besides this dog."

If you had more, you could crack the code as to where this poor dog is?! The dog walker was either drugged out of his mind or had a mental breakdown of some kind. Either way, he let the dog escape somehow.

Ass clown...

Anonymous said...

This is such a tragedy. There definitely is more to this than what the "dog walker" is revealing....he needs to be honest. I'm extremely worried about this beautiful dog...he may have done something with her, someone stole it from his apartment, or he gave Sugar away for some type of "payment".....

Anonymous said...

I agree...there is more to this than what he is saying...

Anonymous said...

The dog walker was a responsible and trusted person. Anyone can have a mental breakdown. I am one of his clients (and he only had a few clients) are aware of his situation and no one needs to know his name. So many people on here are quick to judge and throw someone under the bus. It doesn't help the situation. We don't know the facts so there's no need to gossip or spread rumors and say mean things. Thank goodness most New Yorkers have showed their amazing kindness and soul and have chipped in to help us post flyers instead of just being a critic.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be some indicators from the FB page that the dog walker was high.

Anonymous said...

I don't know the whole story regarding this situation, but I work in the pet sitting business and have some tips.

First of all, please make sure you hire a dog walker who is licensed and insured and can prove it. You want to hire a professional who takes the business seriously. Loving dogs isn't enough.

You should also hire someone who isn't solo but has a team--even if it is the sitter and one other person--keeping him or her accountable and, just as importantly, backing him or her up in case of emergency or illness. Things happen, and you might have a great solo sitter, but if he or she doesn't have a backup, you can run into situations where a sitter is hospitalized or otherwise incapacitated, and your dog is not being cared for.

If you go to Pet Sitters International (it is a professional association for pet sitters), you can find sitters in your area. Again, make sure they are licensed and insured. (I had a friend who left her dog in the care of a dog sitter, and her dog was maimed by another dog in the dog sitter's care. The vet bills were in the thousands, and the pet sitter didn't pay any of the costs because she wasn't insured. This is despicable.)

There are a lot of people jumping into the dog walking business because there is money to be made, and while there are a lot of great people doing it, there are a lot of incompetent or ill-equipped people doing it, too. Some of them are well meaning and love dogs, but if you are going into this business, you need a level of training, preparedness for emergencies insurance.

It does take effort to find someone good, but it is worth it to put in the effort.

I hope Sugar is found soon and that she is okay. This situation breaks my heart.

Gojira said...

@Anon. 12:02, your definition of "responsible" is a bit skewed, and no, not "anyone" can have a mental breakdown. But I would hope if they did, they would not put trusting, living creatures whose care they are entrusted with in danger, and break the hearts of others as a result. Stop making excuses for this bastard - if he wanted to flip out he should have confined his abuse to himself, and not inflicted his crazy on Sugar and her peep. I hope she sues him for everything he's got.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I heard a man screaming outside my window. I looked out and discovered he was screaming at and kicking a dog. Because it was by the Wash. Sq Dog Park, other dog owners recognized the man. He was a dog walker. He wouldn't let anyone take the dog, so one of the bystanders insisted on following him to the dog's house to ensure the dog's safety. I had hoped the dog walker would never work again. A year later, in line at the post office, a woman asked the man next to me if that was his dog outside. It was. She told him she had seen his dog walker abuse the dog. It turned out to be the same dog walker that I had seen a year earlier. I still see him walking dogs. Is there a place online where people can report abuse by a dog walker if they see it?

Anonymous said...

Like the previous poster, I would love to know if there is an outlet where NYC dog sitters can be reported. I was having pizza at a little place Avenue A a couple of years ago, and it was drizzling out, and a guy came in after tying his dog up outside and sat down and leisurely ate a slice. I later found out from one of the workers that the guy was a dog walker and regularly stopped by to eat, tying up the dog he was walking outside. I don't think people paying for dog walking think their dog will be tied up outside while the dog walker goes inside a restaurant for lunch. Also, just the other day, I saw a guy yanking around a little white dog on 11th and First Avenue. I have been him walking other dogs and assume he is a dog walker. I wouldn't want someone treating my dog like that.

A Rose said...

Seems I'm the first person to comment as a professional dog walker. I've been working for myself for 15 years and do not understand a lot of the comments that have been made about my and others career choices.
In no doubt what happened is extremely tragic and I truly hope sugar is found safe and sound, as soon as I posted the flyer I received many phone calls, texts and e-mails from friends and clients that new sugar. She is a very loved dog not just from her owner but from everyone that met her including myself. The dog walker in discussion will sew what he reaps as will others that hit or abuse any animal. These actions are not the majority of dog walkers. I and others will lay our life on the line for our clients pets as we would our own. As before, this is a very tragic circumstance.

Anonymous said...

every account of this story i have read, including that of sugar's two owners in news articles and on social media, have said that the dog walker was in a drug-induced rage and that he did not come down from his high for multiple days and doesn't remember anything during that time. so yeah ... i'd call that pretty darn irresponsible. perhaps if his identity was released, those who know him may come forward if they saw him during the time sugar went missing so they can start piecing the puzzle together. crimes appear on police blotters and names of criminals are allowed to be public knowledge. i don't see how this is any different. leads could be lost due to his name not being released and they are losing precious time.

Anonymous said...

I agree...time is just wasting away!!!! There is more to this than what the "dog walker" is stating....his name should be released....

Anonymous said...

Obviously there are many responsible dog walkers, but as professions go, this does seem to attract a fair amount of nuts.

One particular dog walker I know brings 2-3 dogs into my store (we do welcome dogs) daily; he's a total dingbat who actually left one of the dogs behind accidentally one day-- five minutes before he returned for it! If only I had a way of contacting its owner so they could be informed of what a despicable jerk he is!

Anonymous said...

I em'd the Post email inquiring as to the d.w.'s ID or at minimum a physical description. I live on 6 btwn First and A (for years) and a few weeks ago, my dear friend--a female dog owner--had a truly horrible experience with male, tall, dark, long hair who appeared to be walking several dogs. This dude freaked out at my friend (who is disabled) because her dog and one of his (client) dogs got into a snarling match. No blood just noise. But my friend was freaked at the guys reaction--he called her a ***** wh***** and on and on; acting totally psycho. Be warned. I think he may have had a beard too. If it's the same guy, he needs to stop walking dogs! (Ya think?) that's why I'm trying to get an ID on him just for the sake of safety of my friend and the 'hood. I pray Sugar gets back to his owner. This dog walker needs to be outed if he's the same guy. Total nut job. Compassion for the sick is cool, but not when they are hurting others and a danger to others and others' creatures!

Adrienne Caldwell said...

Before the recession all dog walkers carried liability insurance, were certified in pet first aid and safety, were members of numerous professional dog walking and pet sitting organizations and had YEARS of experience as animal care professionals. Yes. There is such a thing as a professional dog walker. You would generally search through a member directory like Pet Sitters International for a dog walker. Post recession everyone gravitates to those offering the cheapest rates. You find them not through a professional organization but by what google presents with the highest SEO rankings and the most "paid for" reviews on Yelp. Its all a scam. Another scam is that they all claim to be "dog trainers." They think they're an expert. Also they are able to offer cheap rates because they are not bonded and insured, they walk multiple dogs together which is cheap for the owner but very stressful for the dogs. When you're not looking they mistreat them in order to get them to cooperate. As someone who has run an animal related business for over thirty years I believe everyone working with animals should get criminal background checks and mandatory drug testing and supply their own video and gps tracking equipment for the owners. I really hope this guy was insured as it will cover the expenses of any location experts they have to hire. Cheap is not always best. Everyone and their mother is starting to walk dogs and what seems simple really takes YEARS OF experience to do safely.

EVEddie said...

If the dog walker wasn't at Bellevue coming down from his drug high, I'd say he wrote the above himself!!

Anonymous said...

This dog walker is the most responsible pet care giver I have ever met or had care for my pets. I have known him for many, many years. He is extremely thorough and caring with every animal in his care. It would be nearly impossible this person would ever be an a "2 day enraged drug bender" that has been suggested here, unless it was against his will and he was unaware he was being drugged. I CAN see him having a real breakdown if something terrible happened to any of the animals he cares for and loves so much. There is a lot more to this story. I agree that no one should make judgement without knowing the true facts, not gossip.

Anonymous said...

it is not gossip, it is factual information coming from the mouths of the owners of this dog who have been at the hospital waiting for him to come down from his high in hopes that he has any information on where sugar is. it was not a mental breakdown. even if it was a mental breakdown, he is responsible for the care of this dog - the same way a babysitter would be responsible for the care of a child. you think the name would be kept from the public if this was a human child? pets are as cherished and loved as children by their owners. he also tried to break down the door of the apartment building of the owner and physically assault anyone who came near him before he was taken to the hospital. i'm sorry but there is no excuse for this person and i find it disgusting that people are trying to justify it.

even when people are cited for public intoxication their names are able to be released as public record. his name needs to be released in case someone who knows him might have information that will lead to sugar's safe return.

Anonymous said...

I posted a longer piece above giving people tips about hiring pet sitters, but let me reiterate: As nice as someone might seem, and as much as they might care about animals, you need to hire someone who is a true professional. Your dog walker should be insured and have backup.

Most dog owners don't put a serious effort into researching and interviewing potential dog walkers, and they should.

Don't go with the first person you meet. Interview a few candidates. Real professionals will happily come to your home and meet with you and show proof of insurance, backups/supervision, etc.

The situation with Sugar is extreme, but with more and more people getting into this business, you are hearing more disturbing stories.

This should be a wakeup call for anyone who relies on a dog walker. Too many people are entrusting the care of their pets to people who aren't properly equipped to do the job.

Anonymous said...

Do you people really believe that this person is still high on drugs on Thursday or Friday from something they did Monday morning? That comment alone should cause you pause. I have known this person for lots more than 3 years. I have never had a more responsible dog walker and I have used quite a few. This person has watched my pets while I was away. It doesn't matter if someone is nice. That is not the only requirement for being a good pet care giver. Someone posts that " it is factual information coming from the mouths of the owners". THIS PERSON DOES NOT GO ON DRUG BENDERS!" If what you say is true about months of information from the owners-you are saying they told you they were aware this person goes on drug benders but yet they continued to allow him to walk their dog and even care for it when they went out of the country? I cannot imagine that is the case, because if it is, they have no business having a pet. I am disgusted that people who do NOT know the facts post such ridiculous things. There is more to this story than you know.

KipsBayKaren said...

Then pray tell, you obviously know a lot more than the general public - and you keep posting defending your friend, the dog walker.

On another note, glad to see more TV coverage on Sugar. http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28203331/owner-dog-missing

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm I'm sorry you are unable to read the above comments correctly. What are you talking about "months of information?" The person is not still high. They were taken to the hospital and the owners of the dog waited for him to come down from his high so that they could gather some sort of information from him, unfortunately he has blacked out the entire 2 days he lost the dog/was high so they aren't able to learn anything from him. THAT IS WHY we need to know his name so that other people who may have seen him and are unaware he is connected to this horrible story might come forward with info. Why are you defending this person? Obviously Sugar's owners didn't know he was a drug addict or they would not have entrusted him for years. But it is highly doubtful that the doctors at the hospital, news reporters, and the owners of the dog (who I personally know) who visited his bedside are all mistaken that DURING THIS TIME he was in fact high on drugs. The fact that he was responsible in the past doesn't make this situation any better because he is at fault NOW. and this poor innocent dog is missing because of his actions. period. stop defending him. chances are he sold sugar for drug money considering it's been 5 days and there haven't been any true sightings of her. I think in a city of 9 million people someone would have seen a pit mix on the loose and contacted someone about it.

Anonymous said...

for the person who keeps saying "there is more to this story than you know..." uhhh buddy it sounds like YOU know something. might be helpful in the search for this poor pup. spill it!

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with some of you people? The reason for this post is to find Sugar or come up with ideas/suggestions to try and find her. How does sitting around bashing a professional that many people do with honesty, integrity and love help find Sugar? My dog walker is an independent dog walker that owns his own company and has been in business for over 10 years. He has become part of my family, even buying birthday and xmas gifts for all his client's dogs. The description that some suggested above sounds similar to him and that could cause him to lose clients and potentially lose his business. Stop using this forum to bash dog walkers and use it to look for Sugar!

Anonymous said...

people aren't bashing dog walkers in general, they are just saying you should be careful when hiring one. the same way you should take precaution when hiring anyone to take care of someone/thing that you love and/or enter your home when you are not there.

people ARE on the other hand bashing this lunatic who conveniently doesn't remember how he lost a dog during his drug binge. and rightfully so. the argument is over whether or not his name should be released so that we can hopefully find out more info on his movements before he was taken to the hospital so sugar can be safely returned.

Anonymous said...

It is unlikely that this man had some sort of a breakdown as a result of losing the poor dog, as one commenter suggested. Her leash, collar, and coat were all found inside the apartment, so he must have sold her/released her/disposed of her during either the psychotic episode or drug haze. It seems intentional more than accidental, not like she broke free from his grip or something while they were out on a walk, and then he had the breakdown. Poor poor puppy out there in this freezing cold weather. Someone needs to check video surveillance from neighboring businesses!

Anonymous said...

I agree. As much as can be done to find this dog should be done. It is a shame he does not remember. It is just awful. I see some posts here from a few people who know the dog walker and the owner as well. Just terrible on every level. I do not know the owners and cannot imagine what they are going through. I do know this dog walker though and this whole thing is fishy. The only thing that I can think of, is that someone drugged him and stole the dog. He would never do this-with the drugs or selling the dog. Never. Not willingly.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:55pm - if you think "as much as can be done to find this dog should be done," and maybe the ONE thing that will help is to release the dog walker's name, why are you protecting him and not telling us!?

Anonymous said...

Drugs were not involved. Continuing to repeat that information leads people to consider options that aren't helpful for finding Sugar -- such as the idea that she would have been given to a drug dealer.

Releasing his name is also not useful -- besides the fact that it is clear that people's emotions about the situation are overruling their ability to think clearly, the extended network of friends and associates that know something about him and the situation have been contacted and are involved.

The goal is to find the dog, any and all aid for that is appreciated, but don't think that obvious options aren't already being pursued.

Anonymous said...

Of course the people who know him are being questioned. But what about those that do not know him and may have seen something but because his identity is being kept so secret for some baffling reason they are not connecting the dots? When people go missing there is often an accompanying photo saying something like "last seen with this person" ... well this dog walker has hours that he cannot account for when no one knows what he was doing or where he was (because no one knows WHO he is), and maybe if people could see his photo in connection with this case, then they would have information that could lead to sugar's rescue, at least to narrow down a search area.

Are you seriously telling me that if I go pee in the street and a cop sees me, my name is allowed to be published in tomorrow's newspaper, yet this guy, who loses someone's cherished baby, then assaults people and breaks down a door while "allegedly" on drugs, is somehow protected? That is messed up.

Giovanni said...

Wait, is the color of that dog blue or gold? I'm having trouble adjusting my eyes after staring at that white & gold / black & blue dress all day.

But serioulsy I saw posters all over downtown and midtown today, by now someone must have picked her up and taken her home. When they walk the dog maybe we can find her.

Anonymous said...

Agreed...sounds intentional, not "accidental"...I hope Sugar can be found. This story is heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Even if "drugs aren't involved" which, by the way, was reported by the dog's owner in the first place, it's still imperative that we know who this dude is. As a dog owner, I'd like to NEVER make the mistake of employing a dog-loser. Not letting others in the neighborhood know the name is irresponsible.

GramercyGretchen said...

According to this news report, when the dog walker's super last saw him, TOM was acting erratic.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/28203331/owner-dog-missing

Anonymous said...

What amazes me is that there are people who claim to be in the dog walking business recommending people to hire "licensed" and insured dog walkers. In NY there is no such thing as a dog walking license. There is bonding (coverage for theft of property) and liability coverage. You can obtain additional certifications but NOT a license. Also you are wrongly being critical of solo dog walkers. Who wants a company in which you never know who is going to show up and walk your dog? Its the large companies that have all the laibility claims. And the larger companies overbook. Solo business owners -- the good ones -- keep their buisness at a managable level and don't take on more than they can handle. ...and of course they have back up. So NO dog walking licenses and SOLO with backup is better than large companies who overbook and have different people walking your dog everyday.

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

Help Find Sugar TODAY: Search Party coming together Saturday at 11AM. Meet at 2nd Ave and 5th St. in front of Bare Burger. #FindSugarNYC pic.twitter.com/RYVqlVsREy

Naomi said...

The problem is that the collar which had all Sugar's information was in the dog walkers apartment. Why aren't they releasing the dog walkers name. That is quite puZzling. There seems to be more to the story we don't know about

Anonymous said...

To 11:16, dog walking is one of the pet-related businesses for which you are supposed to get a license in NYC. It is a business license, not really a dog walking license. You can also obtain insurance to cover situations that involve injuries to the dogs, etc., and you can be bonded, too--that's when you have employees, and you bond them to protect your clients in case an employee steals something from someone's apartment.

Anonymous said...

You're the only one here with first hand knowledge. I feel so badly and hope Sugar is found safe but does ANYONE care how this poor human is after this ordeal?

Naomi said...

To anonymous who says that people shouldn't jump to conclusions and they know the dog walker and he is a fine person. No one is spinning stories, the pet parent Bogle told Bedford + Bowery on Wednesday that her dog-sitter of three years was "found with PCP dust on him and in him and taken by the police to Bellevue Hospital psych ward where he’s being held incoherent and not allowed any visitors."

Anonymous said...

If he cares so much then why did he lawyer up instead of helping this family find sugar? This dog is missing because of him and if he felt any remorse for his actions then he should do as much as he can to help find her. The decision to take drugs while caring for someone else's dog is irresponsible and I highly doubt someone drugged him

Emily Clinton said...

The microchip has to be scanned.... It's not something that can be tracked unfortunately....

Naomi said...

I think there is something very odd about this whole story. We are lured in by this horrific story that all of us dog lovers can identify with. But the pet parents are refusing to give out the dog trainers name or post a pix in hopes of jogging someone's memory. Some anonymous folks are defending the dog walker. What most of us don't understand is why isn't all the information put out there. They want us to donate money for a reward, but are hiding pertinent information. This dog DID NOT TROT out the door and is wandering the streets on its own. The dog walker knows what happened yet we are supposed to donate money for a reward, go on search parties while they protect the dog walker. Something is not right here and I'm outta here.

Anonymous said...

People who own dogs are not the "parents" of the dog.

Anonymous 8:25, "Lawyer up?" What are you, a cop?

Anonymous said...

Those of you making agressive demands of the owner for the immediate name of the dog-walker sound creepy. I don't know either of them but I do know that if there is any information currently being withheld, it's at the discretion of those most affected and NOT at the discretion of you who are not personally involved. If, as you say, you are merely concerned for your own dog's well-being, then make a mental note to hire a certified dog walker and channel your desire for information into carefully screening candidates. Let her handle her search the way she feels is best. I'm sure the owner, who cares about the success of this search more than anyone else here, is taking everything into consideration.

Anonymous said...

just so everyone knows, there are 2 different strings on this web site for the same story. There were no drugs in the dog walker's bloodstream and there were no drugs found on him at all. Those are lies. That has been confirmed. To say anything else would be slander. This dog walker is in the hospital and from last accounts could not remember how the dog went missing. He had the mental breakdown because the dog went missing. Many times, when one has a mental episode like this, their memory is affected from before the incident. Someone took this dog. He did not lawyer up. The police are not going to go into the hospital to question him in the psych ward. Some people may not agree with that, but it is the decision they have made. Check on the other string on this web site for more posts and info.

Anonymous said...

Give me a DAMN break. Nobody is going to just walk up to someone in broad daylight in NYC and just randomly take a huge dog out of some grown man's hands. We're not talking about a purse snatching here, we're talking about dog. This isn't an episode of law and order SVU, people this is real life. I'm not buying the whole thing of dog gets stolen from poor dog walker and then the trauma of losing dog sends man into some crazy psychotic mental breakdown. This plan was conveniently thought out by this sicko & he hired a lawyer because he's scared and he's hiding something. Also, let's be real here people, with an award of 10,000 if someone just randomly "took" Sugar than 10,000 would be more WAY appealing to this IMAGINARY thief than poor Sugar. Stop defending this lowlife piece of scum and focus on finding Sugar. If you know something or know this idiot than I suggest doing the right thing and coming forward. I know i for sure wouldn't want to live with that guilt or karma on my conscience for the rest of my life. I would rather save a life and being Sugy home to her mommy and daddy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, PLEASE share the "more to this story." If there was more, he should come forth and say so. Or maybe you are him? I can't imagine any loving dog owner defending someone who behaves the way this dog walker did, regardless of if they've known him for three years.

Anonymous said...

Own? These are living beings dumb fudge. And yes pet parent is the correct term. So shut up and keep ur opinions about what others should consider their beloved pets to be to your own pathetic self.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:14, Do you know why "parent" is not correct? Because the dog is not a child.

Anonymous said...

There was a possible Sugar sighting yesterday at Barnes & Noble at Union Sq. Someone took a picture and posted it on twitter, and the pet parent is checking it out now. It may or may not be Sugar, but it looks very similar. If you see a similar looking dog take pictures and post them to twitter so that the searchers can follow up.

Picture: Is This Sugar?

Anonymous said...

No one said someone walked up to the dog walker and just took it out of his hands. Be real. There are other ways this dog could have been stolen. Police and Hospital have both confirmed no drugs were involved. If any drugs were involved, either in his apartment, or in his system, the police would immediately get involved and they could begin an investigation, but they won't. That alone confirms there has been nothing criminal so far (such as drugs in the apartment, on his person or in his system). The one thing that could cause a criminal investigation would be if the dog walker remembered what happened and reported the dog stolen from his apartment. THEN the police could get involved. Confirmation has been made that there were no drugs at the apartment or in his system. The last accounts are this person literally lost memory during the breakdown he had. If he still does not remember, and he already told the owner that, then there is nothing else to tell, unless he regains his memory. If you read up on mental issues like this, sometimes,they never regain the memory. I truly hope he does regain his memory. If I were he, I would absolutely retain an attorney with the massive amount of slander and defamation of character that has been quoted. I do not know if he has retained an attorney or not. I truly hope he has. Not to hide anything he has done, but to help in lawsuits against those who have made false accusations without any proof. If anyone reading this knows the dog owner, they might want to let them know they quoting things that have been proven to be false. I can only assume she is lying to get more publicity for the search.

Anonymous said...

You obviously are not aware of the legalties when it comes to defamation and slander, one of several points that would be considered in a court of law is that the person making the claim has to put a name to the accused, the owners have never uttered his name. So your argument does not have merit from the start. The dog walker retained a lawyer last week, if he is such a great guy why isnt he helping but rather standing behind a lawyer, that is called being a coward. The ASPCA NYPD criminal unit is now involved and is now a criminal investigation, so tell me how does that play into your warped argument. Finally, funny how you are the only one to "confirm" that there wasnt any drugs in his apartment or in him. By saying the owner is lying to get more publicity is so baffling, your lack of empathy makes me think that you know the dog walker in some sort of capacity. Im not going to argue with you on the finer points of the law or the difference between right or wrong because it is obvious you dont have the capacity to grasp either. What I am looking forward to is seeing the dog walker get his due and luckily animal rights law has changed considerably in 2015 and his sorry ass will face what we like to call KARMA!

moe said...

This whole story smellz like fish to
me. I notice that many of the posters are put up in the same fashion as that other sterling citizen, the 'looking for a girlfriend' creeper. I call BULLSHIT on this. Not sure what the Play is, but Play it is.

Anonymous said...

it doesn't matter where the information about no drugs was confirmed. I am not the only one who is aware of this. If you think that this dog walker's name is not going to come out eventually, you are living in Candyland. All of the owner's friends know his name. She has used him for 3 years. The saddest thing I have seen yet, is the pathetic article about how he sold or traded this dog to a drug dealer to be used in a pit bull ring. He would never do that. She is quoted as saying still, he had drugs on him. If there were drugs found on him, or in his bloodstream, there would have been an investigation immediately. THAT is the reason the police would not get involved. This man was recovering in the hospital and he eventually realized all of the lies in the press being publicized about him (and yes, he realized also that his name would come out). Any person with even half of a brain would retain a lawyer. You would be an idiot if you didn't.

Anonymous said...

i am not the only one who knows that it was confirmed by both the hospital and the police department that there were no drugs found on him or in his bloodstream. People keep saying "the dog owner said he was found with drugs and was on drugs". She even went as far as saying PCP dust was found on him and in him. That was a blatant lie. If any drugs were found in him or on him, it would have been an IMMEDIATE criminal investigation because drugs are actually illegal. THAT is why the police would not get involved. They just NOW became involved. Do you know anything about medical privacy policies? If the hospital ran tests and found drugs in his system, do you really think they would share that with her? She is not family. If you really think his name won't come out, you are living in Candyland. All of the owners' friends know his name. She has used him for 3 years. He was recovering in the hospital from a breakdown and he finally realized all of the lies and slander that were being printed and quoted about him (and yes, he also realized his name would come out) and he retained a lawyer. Anyone in his situation would. You would be an idiot not to. Don't accuse me of not feeling bad for the owner. I want nothing more than for her to find her dog. I have one of my own and I cannot imagine what she is going through. That gives her no excuse to interview for the Daily Beast and make a ridiculous claim that she thinks he sold the dog or traded it to a drug dealer for a pit bull ring. That is sick. He would never do that and she should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Hope this never happens to you

Anonymous said...

A responsible person wouldn't lawyer up and not help find the dog they lost. They might get a lawyer but they sure as hell would help. People need to know his name so this doesn't happen again to another poor soul.

Anonymous said...

WHY WONT HE HELP FIND HER

Anonymous said...

A question for those who know him, not asking for a name or anything, just wondering if his apartment leads right onto the street or if it has a lobby because someone would have had to let the dog out. His apartment wasn't broken into or like they said above the police would have been involved ~right away~. Did the dog walk out two doors or just one by herself?