Pets not property – Animal Law

We know that when parties separate “the question of who gets to keep the pets often arises …. Under the current law, pets are considered to be personal property, capable of human ownership and control. Courts working under that law only strictly have authority to award a pet to one owner or the other. To grant shared custody or visitation of the couple’s pets would be exactly the same, in the eyes of the law, as having them trade their television back and forth from one week to the next.”

Isn’t that shocking to our beloved pets.