A. 1372 Provides that court may consider evidence regarding the bond between a companion animal and the companion animal’s guardian when determining damages for the negligent, reckless or intentional causing of physical injury or death to the companion animal. Punitive damages may also be awarded.
A. 3976 and S. 4084 Establishes a cause of action for the wrongful injury to or death of a companion animal and provides that a person who unjustifiably, intentionally, recklessly or negligently causes such physical injury or death shall be liable for veterinary expenses, mental distress suffered by the animal’s guardian or members of the guardian’s household, and may be liable for punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
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