Court to rule on sentimental value of man’s best friend

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FORT WORTH, TX – Man’s best friend is priceless to some. But that could soon change if the Texas Supreme Court decides your four-legged friends have an emotional price tag.

This all stems from a Fort Worth family who lost their Labrador retriever Avery after he was mistakenly put down at an animal shelter.

The devastated family wants to change the current Texas law that classifies pets as property, to allow for emotional value lawsuits in the event of untimely death.

Veterinarians oppose the idea, saying their premiums would skyrocket due to the fear of a lawsuit.

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