NJ.com City police today corralled a pet hybrid wolf that escaped from its owner’s yard in Rahway and wandered near two schools before growing tired and lying down. “It was really docile and not aggressive,” Linden acting Capt. James Sarnicki said. About 2:20 p.m. Linden police received calls of three wolves that wandered away from their owner in Rahway, Sarnicki said. He said two of the animals, described as a cross between a wolf and a dog, returned home but the third continued walking. Officers first found the wolf on St. Georges Avenue. “It was a really big animal,” Sarnicki said. The animal approached both School No. 9 on Deerfield Terrace and McManus Middle School on Edgewood Road, the captain said. He said authorities briefly considered locking down the schools, but the animal kept walking and moved away from those sites. “Eventually he became tired from his long walk and laid down,” Sarnicki said. Shortly before 3 p.m. officers captured the animal, and a city animal control officer took it two the animal shelter on Lower Road. The animal will be returned to its owner. Sarnicki said there are no laws prohibiting ownership of hybrid wolves.
I’m not going to lie to you, at first I thought “holy shit, there are wolf packs roaming New Jersey, this is wild.” By the end of the article I was disappointed, as it turns out somebody’s pet half-dog half-wolf just snuck out of a backyard and kind of just laid in the grass. It was docile and seemed pretty harmless, and the neighborhood kids would probably been at the same risk if a Pit Bull or German Shepard was running loose than this lazy wolf dog. Still, the animal looks like one of the wolves Liam Neeson had to battle in the movie “The Grey” and it would be bad ass to own one. If I start a kickstarter account, who is chipping in to buy me a wolf-dog?