Fur Often Flies in Pet Custody Battles

Petside reports:

ps-ns-custodybattle.jpgIn the eyes of the law, pets are defined as property. Therefore, in divorce cases, a judge’s decision about who gets custody of the pet requires no more legal consideration than deciding who gets the barbeque or the Barcalounger.


Circuit Court Judge Amy Williams presides over family court cases in Pinellas County, Florida. She’s noticed an increase in pet custody issues since 2002 and has determined custody in cases involving dogs, cats, horses, a pig — even an aquarium.