ustody battles are an increasingly common thing nowadays, but something you see less often is a custody battle over a pet.
Even less common than that is how Judge Judy handled this odd case. Let's take a look.
First let's set up the context of the matter. It's 2017 and pets are a vitally important part of many families.
So it should be no surprise that they’re treated similarly to how loving people would treat their children. That is to say, the furry friends are loved and protected by any means necessary.
That means things can get VERY tricky when a couple splits up and has to decide who raises their animal.
As you can see, many make light of the fact that people might be more likely to get protective over dogs than cats, but to each their own, right?
Jokes aside, it's a serious issue that very much affects the happiness and well being of a pet AND its humans.
So while custody battles are never fun, they may be a necessary evil in assigning ownership and guardianship over animals.
But where do couples, amicable or not, go to work this sort of thing out? Small claims court?
Ugh. That seems pretty harsh, doesn’t it? Maybe they could find a more personal avenue befitting the nature of the dispute.
Why, you seek recourse with Judge Judy of course!
It might not be EVERYONE’S preferred method of resolution, but it gets the job done.
Well, it SORT OF gets the job done, as you’ll see in this weird case of pet ownership gone awry.