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Change the status of pets/companion animals from property to "furry" children

It is 2011 and our pets are classified under the law as "property" just like your vehicle, furniture, etc.  We know they feel emotions like we do, i.e. pain, fear, happiness, loneliness, etc..

When they are harmed by someone, whether through criminal behavior or veterinary malpractice, our only recourse through the civil courts is hardly worth it because they have a market value just like your car when you are in an accident.

We need to request our municipal, state and federal legislators to upgrade their status to better protect them.

Please sign my petition in the name of those pets who have suffered and those whose lives have been cut short at the hands of someone just like my Sammy's.  Thank you.

This petition was delivered to:
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • Pennsylvania State House


Maria Rosmini started this petition with a single signature, and now has 431 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.