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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.

Jackie Brown  |  Oct 19th 2018


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.

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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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