Pets are defined as personal property. This means that, unless specified in a contract (e.g. pre-nuptial agreement, sale etc.) other factors will determine ownership; who paid for your pet, any contract in place regarding ownership, who has funded vet visits, food etc. This does not settle contact arrangements, which are best set out using mediation. Any puppies, kittens or offspring typically go with the mother.
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