Dogs Owners: 'We Followed Every Requirement of the Consent Order'
Kolbs react to testimony in ongoing case against them in Jefferson Municipal Court.
To the editor:
We followed every requirement of the consent order including the erection of the required fence, kennel and signage.
We walked our dogs with muzzles, spranger collars and 12" leashes every day at 5:30 or earlier in the dark on empty streets in order not to scare or disturb neighbors who may have followed the negative, biased stories written in the Jersey Journal.
As an added precaution, the Kolbs took pictures every morning of the dogs wearing muzzles, leashes and collars before leaving on their walks.
We would like to point out that the only testimony of seeing the dogs unmuzzled is from a questionable witness who seemed unable to remember any details on the day in question.
We do not deny that we walked the dogs without muzzles for 5-7 minutes at the request of Cpl. Christie on the day of Oct. 18, 2013.
Finally, we would like to point out that as per the testimony of Sgt. Steve Post, three neighbors complained to the mayor's office that they saw the Kolbs walking their dogs — not walking their dogs without muzzles — because Steve Post believed that the consent order said it was illegal for them to walk their dogs — and later found out this was not true.
Susan and Gary Kolb