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The North Carolina General Assembly passed several new laws affecting animal control services provided by local governments. Wall summarizes the laws, which include state regulation of animal shelters, state regulation of petting zoos, and criminal penalties for cock fighting, and their potential impact on local government animal control programs.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled that a pet’s life has no value beyond the cost of a new dog of the same type. A pet has no intrinsic value. The ruling was made after NC State was accused of accidentally killing a dog and the owner’s sued. Pet owners, Herbert and Nancy Shera will appeal the ruling. Their lawyer noted several mistakes that occurred during the trial and ruling and he is optimistic the ruling will be overturned.