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.
8 Insane Animal Laws You Won’t Believe Still Exist
Animal legislation is changing everywhere but in some places it's just strange... Old laws that may have served a purpose long ago remain in the legal books to this day...
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.
Chicago passes anti-puppy mill legislation
Chicago joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Toronto, and other cities in banning the sale of puppy mill dogs, rabbit mill rabbits, and kitten factory cats, in pet stores.
“Hey, that’s my dog (or cat): Give her back now!”
You adopt a dog or cat from a shelter. Weeks later, someone claims the pet is theirs and threatens legal action. Who is right? An expert explains the legal options.
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 […]
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 […]