How Can I Include My Cat In My Will?
How can I include my cat in my will? 38 states have pet trusts statutes, and if you are in one of these states you can create a pet trust for the care of your pet.
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.
ASPCA Fights Animal Crimes CSI-Style With Forensic Team
The ASPCA Forensic Team is hard at work in the lab and courtroom, to help assure that the perpetrators of animal crimes are convicted for their actions.
FBI Makes Animal Abuse A Crime Against Society
New animal cruelty laws will allow authorities to identify abusers and help prevented the animal abusers of today from becoming the serial killers of tomorrow.
New York says no to pet tattoos and piercing
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that prohibits tattooing and piercing pets in the Empire State; his action is backed by several animal-rights groups.
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2014
The number of U.S. territories that outlaw breed-specific legislation grew in 2014, as documented in the ALDF’s yearly ranking of states according to animal cruelty laws.
Chicago’s anti-puppy mill legislation goes countywide
Update: Following the Chicago City Council, the Cook County Board voted unanimously to ban the sale of animals within the area, but with some restrictions and exceptions.
12 strange animal laws
Sad but true: States have dumb laws (created by dumb politicians), and this extends to the realm of pet ownership; here are a dozen about our four-legged friends.
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2013
Once again, the Bluegrass State ranks as the worst state in America for animal-protection legislation, while the Land of Lincoln retains its status as the best for 2013.
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2012
On December 19, 2012, in Kentucky, Gary L. Foster, Jr. was indicted for second-degree animal cruelty after he allegedly broke a kitten’s front legs with a golf club. Two days before Foster was indicted, the Animal Legal Defense Fund released its annual U.S. Protection Laws Rankings, a report that ranks all states in the U.S. […]
Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2011
Yesterday, CatTime.com reported on Lucky, an abused cat in Kentucky. The Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked the Bluegrass State 50th — last — in terms of animal protection laws in a 2011 report. The 2011 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Rankings examined the animal protection laws in all 50 states, and based their findings on a […]
Make arrangements for companions while you can
A recent incident involving a deceased Chicago-area woman and her pet cat Boots being spared euthanasia illustrate the importance of estate planning in regards to pets.
Animal Law: an introduction
Over the past 20 years, “Animal Law” has become more popular and has earned legitimacy as an area of legal practice. So what exactly is it? Essentially, Animal Law is any kind of legal work that involves non-human animals. Often Animal Law is thought of in terms of helping animals, but that’s not always the […]