animal law

Joint Custody Of The Family Pet?

When a couple gets divorced, it isn’t unusual for the parents to get joint custody of the children, including visitation rights; the same applies to pet dogs and cats.

by CatTime
April 12th, 2018

There Ought To Be A Law

We often hear about a situation involving an animal that concludes with a passionate statement like, “There ought to be a law!” The implication is that a law would fix the problem. However, that is not always the case.

by CatTime
August 16th, 2016

Pets and your will: Protecting your animals’ future

Several years ago, a horribly sad story emerged about a single man who died leaving behind a couple of companion animals. Although he had friends who were willing to take the animals in, that was not immediately known; instead the man’s brother swept in and had the animals euthanized before anyone realized they needed to […]

by CatTime
August 1st, 2011

Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it

Yesterday I received two emails from two different animal welfare groups taking opposing views on the same topic. The first came from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and featured a photo of Justin, the 19-pound Doberman found starving and on the brink of death in a foreclosed home.The ALDF was reporting two great […]

by CatTime
December 8th, 2010
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