A powderpuff dog named Bebe has become the first pet in New York to be awarded a domestic protection order. ...I really don't think the courts need to intervene when a man asks his gay lover to dog-sit his bichon frise. The man can just get another dog-sitter or lover or dog or something.
The order was issued at Queens Criminal Court under a new state law designed to protect animals from domestic violence. ...
The attack allegedly happened when [Mr] Fontanez was dog-sitting Bebe for Mr Lopez. Mr Lopez told Fontanez to be out of his flat in South Ozone Park by the time he got home.
When Mr Lopez returned from work, he found Bebe hurt.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Dog gets protection order