The Bill was carried by a vote of 5 to 0. It now heads to the Assembly Speaker who may or may not decide to post it for a vote by the full Assembly.
Elizabeth James on Warren’s website wrote, “I think the appeal could take months but we are optimistic. God willing, New Jersey Assemblyman Neil Cohen’s proposal of Congo’s Law will go through and that will be the first line of defense( in amending what constitues a "vicious dog" and differentiates between provoked and unprovoked.)
Congo was ruled vicious by Princeton Township Municipal Judge Russell Annich, Jr., who also ordered that the dog be put down. The judge’s decision has since been stayed and a state Superior Court Judge has allowed the dog to return to his home, pending appeal, with numerous restrictions, including that he is muzzled and kept in a fenced area.
Interesting read. Especially for all those with dogs that have chronic diarrhea.
On a side note, Daniela is active in IGP and conformation with her German Shepherds.
This bill has a definition of pain and suffering far too vague and broad. By this new definition socializing an anxious dog...
Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I'm wondering if anyone else has concerns about hiking/walking with their dog and how to deal with wolves as a problem. I live in Northern Minnesota just outside of Duluth. We have numerous wolves that habitat in our area - in the last few months...
At last! My county is proposing changes to our local ordinances that:
Legally define a Pet Store and a Private Breeder as separate entities.
Ban the sale of cats and dogs in Pet Stores with a $1000 fine for each animal sold in violation. (This does not include animals "housed" at the store for...