All Newark Mayor Cory Booker needs is a cape in order to be officially considered a superhero. He’s rescued a woman from a fire, allowed strangers to stay at his home during Hurricane Sandy, and the list goes on. But last night, Booker took his heroics a step further by proving he can rescue animals as well as people. Booker came to the rescue of a dog that was left outside in the cold, personally loading the freezing dog into a police car and then calling the owner to scold him live on local news.
It all started when a local ABC station alerted Booker that the dog was outside. Reporter Toni Yates tweeted to Booker that she saw the dog shivering on the front porch of its house. And since Booker is always in tune with his twitter feed, he soon followed up on the tweet. Booker didn’t waste any time heading to the scene, and bringing a few of Jersey’s boys in blue with him.
When the police arrived on the scene, they tracked down the owner, who says he didn’t know that his dog was outside. He said he was surprised when he heard that Mayor Booker wanted to speak with him.
It just goes to show what a community can accomplish if people work together and try to get things done. But for Mayor Booker, this is nothing new. The possible future Senator engages in these sorts of acts all the time.