Campaign promotes use of "guardian" term in pet adoption contracts

08/30/2010 | York Dispatch (Pa.), The

An initiative started eight years ago calls for using the term "guardians," instead of "owners," to refer to people adopting shelter pets. The term was first adopted in July 2000 in Boulder, Colo., followed by 44 other cities across the country and Rhode Island. According to this article, the campaign has been met with mixed views from AVMA members, with some expressing a concern over the term's "unintended legal implications."

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