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Get Your Pet's Prenuptial Agreement Here

Yes, I've had a dog and cats in the past. There. My kids are grown and out of the house now, too.

Do I qualify as a pet lover? Perhaps. But not by today's standards, apparently. Consider this: A woman bought a cat with her roommate. More than a year after the roommate moved out, the two became embroiled in a custody battle. Over the cat!

The woman won a five-figure settlement. "In a historic ruling, the court applied the best-interest standard, which is usually applied only in child-custody cases," her attorney said.

"The judge was sympathetic to animal rights, but didn't want to make a big splash out of it," the attorney said. "I had a 50-page brief in that case, and the last sentence was the kicker: 'You can't treat the breaking of the leg of a table the same way as breaking the leg of a puppy.'"

Ouch.

Now don't get me wrong here, and I said it above, I've had pets before. But five figures? Get real.

But, it gets worse. Check out the PetCustody website. You can download a pre-nuptial agreement for your pet. No kidding.

I'm still trying to get over the map of the Roadside Pet Cemetery.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Friday, January 30, 2004 at 20:47 Comments Closed (0) |
 
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