We love our pets. More than 60% of U.S. households include at least one pet. According to one poll, more than half of pet owners would prefer to be stranded on a desert island with their pet rather than another human. An estimated 1 million dogs in the U.S. have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner’s will.
It may come as a surprise to many pet owners that under the laws of most states, including Arizona, pets are considered personal property. In other words, Rover is treated no differently than a couch, chair or DVD player.
But things may be changing. Recently, the Arizona legislature changed the legal definition of “personal property” to remove the word “dogs”. [click to continue…]