30 Sep '12, 8pm

If Your Pet Suffers, Should Someone Have to Pay?

If Your Pet Suffers, Should Someone Have to Pay?

It’s horrible to imagine, but what if someone killed your pet? Is there anything you could do about it? The Medlen family of Fort Worth, Texas, found themselves in this tragic position after an animal shelter mistakenly killed their dog, Avery, according to the Star-Telegram . Avery, an 8-year-old Labrador-mix, escaped from his backyard during a thunderstorm and wound up in an animal shelter. Jeremy Medlen went to the shelter the next day to claim Avery, but learned that he had to pay $80 to pick up the dog. He came back again the next day with the money, and this time was told that the shelter wouldn’t release Avery until a veterinarian had microchipped him. When Jeremy returned a third time he left empty-handed — because the shelter had killed his dog. The Medlens sued. The law in Texas, as in most states, has been that an animal is worth only its market value. No matter...

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