Texas Ponders "Sentimental Value" Damages in Pet Death Cases

Maybe that would put a damper on some of the puppycides


The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear a closely watched case over whether dog owners can sue for sentimental value rather than market value of their dead pet.

The court agreed to hear the case after defendant Carla Strickland, a former Fort Worth animal shelter employee, appealed a November ruling by the state's 2nd Court of Appeals that allowed plaintiffs Kathryn and Jeremy Medlen to pursue negligence claims against her.