NJ town delays vote on wolf-dog ban

October 8, 2009 4:37:32 AM PDT
Officials in a rural northwestern New Jersey town have delayed a vote on an ordinance that would ban wolf-hybrid dogs.

Some 200 people packed a Holland Township Committee meeting.

The ordinance was proposed last month after five of Cliff Zager's 14 wolf dogs escaped. Six got out of the fenced in property last week after a gate was pulled from its hinges and one of the dogs killed a neighbor's cat.

It was the fourth time the dogs have escaped since 2005.

Thirty residents spoke in support of the wolf dogs and 15 said they should be banned.

Zager will challenge the ordinance in court if it's adopted.

The committee plans to consider it at its Nov. 4 meeting.


Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger