Nicknames: Sadie Bop! sadester/the sadie meister "The Wonder Dog"
Birthday: October 4th 2006
Likes: Pebbles and ICE CREAM. Being first! I have to be first in line! The big pond Lake Barkley and catchin catfish. Outside! Just to be outside. Sadie says I have to go poop!
Pet-Peeves: Being held, taking baths, being locked up in big box and Pebbles when she steals my pig ears!The vacuum cleaner! I show my teeth at it.
Favorite Toy: Pebbles now Daisy! A TENNIS BALL, many tennis balls one's that bounce and bounce. The more that I can get in my mouth the better
Favorite Food: Beef Jerky! Peeple food, you name it I will eat it! Pizza, Cheeseburgers no bun, cheeken and ice cream, myMom calls me the fast food Queen. Mom says that I am hungry all the time
Favorite Walk: anywhere and everywhere, preferably draggin my humans I like that! Running in the backyard like a nitwit.
Best Tricks: sleep when it happens I prefer to run through my house but when I sleep, I sleep! I likes to go outside to poop! The Wah Wah Wah song!
Arrival Story: Mom had 3 German Shepherds growing up. Christmas 2006 was fast approaching. Mom wanted another GSD and found me. I was the runt and in very poor shape. No one wanted me! I was the ugly one! Srawny and skinny! Mom said that my life was about to change! Mom felt that I needed a great home and she told me that I would have a great life. Mom took me to my new home. I was sick too! No one bothered to give me my puppy shots and worm medicine so I had a pretty bad tummy ache. Mom fixed that. My first visit was to a very nice vet. He gave me yucky poo medicine and I was on my way to a better life. I was my Daddy' Christmas present. Dad is my friend and Mom gives me what I want. I am home! Sadie
Bio: Her mom's name was Gina and her dad's name was Brix. Sadie had three other sisters. Gina was mainly black and she had brown on her paws. She was small. Brix was really tall and he was tan with some black on his body also. Two of Sadie's sisters were going to be police dogs when they get older.
Its so hot here! I have been spending the dog days of summer in the cool air. I was at the lake last weekend and did I have fun. I was so pooped that I slept for 2 days. Mom calls me Sadie Bop! She says that I have energy when I want to play but the rest of the time, I sleep upside down like a bug. She says that I am one lazy D-O-G. Well gotta nap. Hello to all of my new friends!
CONGO'S LAW ALERT!!!! We need to step it up folks!
Congo's Law needs your help immediately..please we need your support of Congo's Law. Especially from the Princeton Community & surrounding areas!!!!
Please CALL....... Rally via phone calls, in addition...
write letters and email ..
New Jersey Legislature - Electronic Coorespondence to your State Representative
Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER - Democrat
District Office: 1440 Pennington Rd., 1st Floor, Ewing, NJ 08618 (609)-530-3277
Assemblyman REED GUSCIORA - Democrat
District Office: 226 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608 (609)-292-0500
Assemblywoman BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN - Democrat
District Office: 226 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608 (609)-292-0500
Congo's Law opponents lead in calls to local Assemblyman
Friday, December 14, 2007 7:09 AM EST
By Nick Norlen, Staff Writer
Though Congo’s owners have said thousands are contacting the governor to support the dog and the bill that bears his name, one local Assemblyman said the majority of the feedback directed to his office has been from those opposed to the bill.
According to the office of state Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Princeton), approximately 60 percent of the correspondences he has received oppose the bill — and the bulk of those are coming from Princeton.
The calls and e-mails in support of the bill have come from all over the state, according to Assemblyman Gusciora’s legislative aide, Michael DeLoreto, who said the office has received approximately 60 comments on the bill.
A state Assembly vote on the so-called “Congo’s Law” — named for the German shepherd ordered to be euthanized after it attacked a landscaper in Princeton Township in June — has not yet been scheduled.
In a telephone interview Tuesday — during which he said he received at least five more e-mails about the bill — Assemblyman Gusciora said people’s views on the proposed law are “all over the map.”
Its supporters “are animal welfare people who e-mail that Congo should be saved,” he said.
Opponents, on the other hand, have questioned whether the legislature could be spending its time on what they see as more important issues, such as property taxes.
Others have said the law should not include a “beyond a reasonable doubt standard,” he said, noting that he has the same reservations.
”Particularly when you can’t get testimony from a dog, it would be very difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt what the dog’s intentions were,” he said, noting that he has concerns about the potential difficulty of euthanizing dogs raised to be vicious.
Despite the approximately 30 amendments made during the committee session on the bill, Assemblyman Gusciora said he won’t support the bill as it is currently written.
The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union), was successfully approved for a floor vote by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee last week.
Assemblyman Cohen introduced the bill to amend the current state statutes that govern consequences and requirements for dogs labeled as “vicious” and “potentially dangerous” after he heard about Congo’s case.
That ruling is currently being appealed to the Superior Court by the James family.
If passed, the legislation could have the same result — it would apply to current and pending cases and retroactively to dogs facing euthanasia by court orders back to Jan. 1.
Among other changes, the bill provides an alternative for the euthanizing of dogs declared “vicious” by allowing their owners to comply with the same precautions mandated for keeping a “potentially dangerous” dog, which include posting signs and restricting the dog’s contact with people and other animals.
In addition, the bill would hold prosecutors to stricter standards for proving that dogs were not provoked during attacks.
Provocation will be among the primary issues raised during the appeal, according to the James family’s attorney, Robert Lytle.
It has also been a source of debate among those who have joined the widespread discussion of the case since the ruling.
In an e-mail response to a constituent requesting her support for Congo’s Law — which was later forwarded to The Packet — state Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Lawrence) noted that she has “been informed that this was an unprovoked attack.”
That claim, she said, has been substantiated by Princeton’s animal control officer and the police report from the incident.
However, Sen. Turner did not mention in the e-mail whether she will support the bill if it in fact reaches the Senate.
Neither Sen. Turner nor Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman could be reached for comment.
A member of the legislature’s Democratic press office said a vote on Congo’s Law is possible before the end of the year, but declined to speculate on when it might be scheduled.
Congo is now on Dogster! Please welcome him and see his page:
He is so handsome and so nice. He needs this nightmare to go away.
If some of my pals are not aware. He was protecting his human and dog family and now his life hangs on the line! Read his story, sign his petition, call the Governor. It could be us !