With A Heavy Heart I Must Announce That Central Park Karen Has Gotten Her Dog Back

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If you keep reminding yourself that all dogs go to heaven, then the sting of Central Park Karen reuniting with the pooch she strung up like a piñata while calling the police on a black man for the crime of birdwatching hurts slightly less.

Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel rescue group confiscated Amy Cooper’s dog on May 25 following a now infamous Memorial Day video that was viewed nearly 50 million times.

Birdwatcher Christian Cooper claimed that Cooper had let her cocker spaniel off its leash against the rules in the Ramble, a secluded section of Central Park. He said in a Facebook post that the dog was “tearing through the plantings” and told her she should go to another part of the park.

Karen then went full Karen and before long, she was fired from her job as head of insurance investment solutions at Franklin Templeton and claimed her “entire life is being destroyed right now.”

Ten days after her dog was removed from her custody, Abandoned Angels released a statement on Facebook saying it had found the animal to be “in good health” and the organization has “now complied with the owner’s request for a return of the dog.”

To Amy’s credit, she did issue an apology in the form of a written statement, saying she “reacted emotionally and made false assumptions about his intentions.”

“He had every right to request that I leash my dog in an area where it was required. I am well aware of the pain that misassumptions and insensitive statements about race cause and would never have imagined that I would be involved in the type of incident that occurred with Chris.”

Let’s hope Central Park Karen has done some soul-searching in the past weeks to become a better citizen and dog mom.


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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.