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LITTLE SILVER: ‘GOOD SAMARITANS’ KEEP DOG

Gemma is a six-year-old pit bull mix with a brindle coat. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl DeLorenzo. Click to enlarge.)

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By JOHN T. WARD

A Little Silver dog that wandered away from home a week ago appears to have been snatched by presumed good Samaritans, her owner says.

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SNIFFING OUT A SUSPECT IN CRUELTY CASE

Boss, a pit bull who was abandoned in Red Bank in April, was last believed to be available for adoption at the Humane Society. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Perez_van3Henry Perez is not one to boast. Media shy, he’s cautious to a fault about getting clearance from his superiors before talking to a reporter, and wouldn’t let redbankgreen take a fresh photo of him to replace the one at right, from 2008.

But he’s no wallflower either, and the Red Bank animal control officer, who also carries a badge as a volunteer enforcer for the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, contacted us recently because he wants to get the word out:

If you’re thinking of abandoning a dog or other pet, think twice about using Red Bank as your dumping ground. Because if you do, he may hunt you down.

Don’t believe it? Read on.

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