Do you remember Congo, the German Shepherd who is on death row in New Jersey? Well, his case is going to be heard by the New Jersey Supreme Court on April 4, 2008! This will decide if he lives or if he dies!!!!
Please everyone contact Governor Jon Corzine at 609-292-6000 and ask the governor to pardon Congo. You can also email him at: http://www.state.nj.us/governor/govmail.html and where is says- Select a Topic choose- “Law and Public Safety” and select a Sub-topic, choose- "Pardons and Clemency" and fill in your information to send a note to him. You don't have to live in New Jersey to call or email our governor.
Just to refresh everyone's memory about this outrageous case- Congo is on death row for attacking a landscaper who was told to stay off of the property until the owner could come down and put the dogs away. The landscaper(s) ignored the instructions, entered the property and Congo started barking. The landscaper hit Congo AND his puppies with a rake and then grabbed one of Congo's owners, Elizabeth James, using her as a shield - Congo then bit the landscaper several times- Congo was protecting his family!!!. Congo was sentenced to DEATH (he received an unfair trial that's for sure) and when the public heard about this story and made a lot of noise, Congo's case was heard by a second judge who granted a stay of execution until Congo's date with the NJ Supreme Court.
I will post an article about the case in my next post.
Everyone, please help Congo by contacting the governor! Also, please feel free to email Congo's family at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Guy and Elizabeth James that you haven't forgotten about Congo.