N.C. appeals court rules dog is property

02/21/2012 | WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.) · Rocky Mount Telegram (N.C.)

A North Carolina appeals court upheld the state Industrial Commission's decision that pets are property and a local owner could only recoup the cost of replacing the pet and veterinary bills, about $3,100 in the case of a Jack Russell terrier that died as a result of a medical mistake in 2007. The owners sought some $28,000 for bills and emotional damage. The family is considering appealing the ruling to the state Supreme Court.

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WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.) · Rocky Mount Telegram (N.C.)

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