Friday, March 15, 2013
Kolbs say they will appeal, with potential to not see pet pending verdict.
Judge William Bowkley ruled a stay pending appeal on Thursday evening in the case of the Kolbs and the couple's one remaining dog. "What you have here is a balancing of societal interest," Bowkley said. "We have a societal interest in recognizing the right of people to have animals as pets on the one hand has contrasted with, on the other hand, people to feel safe and secure on the streets. As a result of that, these regulations have been adopted in statutory form." Gary and Susan Kolb were originally indicted on contempt of court charges after police found them walking their African Boerbel pet dogs unmuzzled, per court order, on Oct. 18, 2011. A state Superior Court Judge dismissed the charge against Gary Kolbrecently. The stay is good …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Jefferson residents Susan and Gary Kolb continue trial over impounded dog, Imani.
After 16 months, the Kolb family might have resolution in their quest to be reunited with their impounded dog Imani this Thursday. The family is set to appear in court on March 14 and the final fate of their pet is expected to be decided. The Kolb's saga began back in 2008 when dogs Imani and Jumba were accused of knocking over a woman and her grandchild and another complaint was made about the dogs having bitten two people in 2009. The end result was a court order for the Kolbs to muzzle their pets and keep them on a short leash while walking their dogs in public. In Oct. 2011, the Kolbs were walking their dogs down a residential Jefferson road around 5:45 a.m. when, according Gary Kolb, Jumba's muzzle became dislodged. Kolb said he …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Kolbs react to testimony in ongoing case against them in Jefferson Municipal Court.
Saturday, February 23
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 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Susan Kolb faces contempt charges for allegedly walking unmuzzled dogs despite court ruling.
A combative cross-examination that challenged Gary Kolb about walking his 100-pound dogs unmuzzled in addition to eyewitness testimony from a neighbor were the next turn in an ongoing dispute Thursday night in Jefferson Municipal Court. Gary Kolb and his wife, Susan, were originally indicted on contempt of court charges after police found them walking their African Boerbel pet dogs unmuzzled, per court order, on Oct. 18, 2011. Earlier this week, a state Superior Court Judge dismissed the charge against Gary Kolb. Gary and Susan Kolb have been battling since 2008 in various state courts to keep the two 100-pound dogs, Jumba, a male and Imani, a female, after the dogs allegedly knocked over a woman and her grandchild in 2008 and allegedly …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State Superior Court dismisses charge against Gary Kolb in dog seizure case.
One of two criminal charges accusing the Kolb family of violating a court order has been dismissed by a state Superior Court judge, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. Gary and Susan Kolb, the owners of two large African Boerbel dogs, were indicted on a charge of a contempt of court order when they allegedly violated a ruling requiring them to muzzle the animals when out in public. Judge Mary Gibbons Whipple dismissed the indictment against Gary Kolb, but kept the order against Susan Kolb, the report said. If convicted of the fourth-degree crime, Susan Kolb could face up to 18 months in prison. One of the dogs, Jumba, died of lymphoma in a shelter in January. The ongoing trial in Jefferson Municipal Court was delayed earlier this …