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Scruffles Law Places More Value on Pets

Scruffles Law would allow pet parents to sue for more substantial damages in the unfortunate event that their pet is injured or killed.
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A proposed new bill in New Jersey would give owners the chance to sue for more substantial damages if their pet is injured or killed. If it became law, “Scruffles Law,” named after a Bulldog who died after a grooming appointment at a PetSmart in Flemington, would allow pet owners to sue for statutory damages up to $10,000, as well as punitive damages based on emotional distress.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting area of your vet’s office? Click here to subscribe to Catster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home.

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About the author:

Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.

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3 thoughts on “Scruffles Law Places More Value on Pets”

  1. What do you do if your 2-1/2 year old Siamese is a biter? Too late to reprimand as a kitten, she’s adorable, loves people , literally eats thru her toys in one day, teasers, mice , everything . Need to address this problem. When she sleeps she curls up with mommy ( me) and in her sleep jaws my arm .
    Now what do we do?
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  2. What do you do if your 2-1/2 year old Siamese is a biter? Too late to reprimand as a kitten, she’s adorable, loves people , literally eats thru her toys in one day, teasers, mice , everything . Need to address this problem. When she sleeps she curls up with mommy ( me) and in her sleep jaws my arm .
    Now what do we do?

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