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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Statement and Update From The Mayor

Statement from the Mayor

First and foremost, I want to say that I was very disturbed by the video posted online showing animal cruelty at the Bubba Luv Dog Training and Rescue here in the City of Rahway. We are so thankful that a member of the community took the video and was brave enough to come forward and report the incident to the Rahway Police Department. The criminal investigation is still ongoing, and I am unable to comment further on that part of the situation.

I am pleased to report that a team of City officials from Code Enforcement, the Health Department, the Associated Humane Societies, and my office responded to the Bubba Luv facility first thing in the morning and took several actions. The Construction Official issued a Notice to Vacate the premises based on violations of the Uniform Construction Code. The owners of the business immediately vacated the premises. The Health Department also conducted an inspection, and all dogs at the facility were examined by the Humane Officer and thankfully they were found to be in good condition.
Finally, I know that many people feel the same way I do and are outraged at what the video shows. We appreciate your concern and your support. The Police Department has received thousands of calls since the video was posted online, and I ask everyone to be patient and let law enforcement officials handle the investigation. We will update our website and social media as the situation unfolds.
 Thank you,
 Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe


Update from the Mayor - 4/3/2023

I would like to thank everyone for their patience as the situation involving Bubba Luv Dog Training and Rescue continues to unfold. The City of Rahway has been taking the necessary steps to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out. The Rahway Police Department has forwarded the investigation to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office where it remains an active case. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is unable to comment further on the ongoing investigation.
Thank you,
Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe

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