cat laws

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 DogTime
August 30th, 2017

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.

by Kim Campbell Thornton
March 25th, 2014

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. in […]

by DogTime Staff
January 3rd, 2013

Best and worst states for animal protection laws in 2011

Yesterday, 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 host […]

by DogTime Staff
August 22nd, 2012

Pet cat saved from euthanasia as ordered in owner’s will

An 11-year-old perfectly happy and healthy cat that was to be put down was saved from death’s door after a bank asked a judge to block the action. Why was the cat to be euthanized? Her late owner requested so in her will.When Georgia Lee Dvorak of Berwyn, a western suburb of Chicago, passed away […]

by DogTime
April 13th, 2012

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 case. […]

by DogTime
December 9th, 2011
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