Scruffles the bull dog was a beloved part of a family, until his untimely death while being groomed at PetSmart. Now his family is attempting to pass a law in his name to be sure any future victims of such a crime can truly find justice.
Sign the petition to ask for a federal law that would consider pets more as family members and less like property in the event of harm or death.
Pets are hurt, tortued and killed all the time. Sometimes it’s negligence and sometimes it’s malice, but whenever a person is responsible for the suffering or death of a pet, they should be held responsible.
Right now, as in Scruffles’ case, there is very little a family can legally do to get justice or damages after someone harms their pet. Instead, pets are considered property. Which means that in the event of someone harming or even killing your family dog, you could only ever sue them for the cost of the dog. As many of you know, animals are priced shockingly low, especially if they are rescues. But the true price of a pet is much higher because they become a part of the family.
That’s why there should be a federal law like Scruffles Law so that pet owners can exact justice if their animals are harmed. Please sign the petition if you agree.
If you want to hold PetSmart accountable for the death of Scruffles and other animals, please sign.