Who gets custody of the dog in a divorce?
For some people their pets _are _their children, so what happens when a couple gets divorced and there's a pet involved?
Cape Talk's Pippa Hudson speaks to animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant Karis Nafte to find out what the law says and to get some advice on navigating custody of our animals in the event of a relationship breakdown.
For many, many people, their animals carry the same emotional weight as a human child.Karis Nafte, Animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant
Legally, pets are considered possessions.Karis Nafte, Animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant
Some lawyers will argue that whoever paid for the dog owns the dog foreverKaris Nafte, Animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant
Other people will argue that that dog was a gift from the spouse and therefore becomes their possession just like if they gave you a car.Karis Nafte, Animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant
Nafte says it's important to keep the animal's welfare at the heart of discussions around custody.
Going forward [after the breakup] who's actually got time for the dog ?Karis Nafte, Animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant
In their lifestyle, who's going to have time to give the dog all of the exercise and stimulation that it needs?Karis Nafte, Animal behaviourist and pet custody consultant
Listen to the full conversation from Lunch with Pippa Hudson:
BMW's Heritage Month campaign features a Kwesta hit which samples another band's music. Advertising expert Andy Rice weighs in.Read More
Maverick Citizen editor Mark Heywood says the Gauteng government has spent more than R1 billion on incomplete field hospitals while the Covid-19 surge has already passed.Read More
Professor Guy Richards says the global Covid-19 death toll is relatively small when compared to the total population and other global pandemics in the past.Read More
There is much criticsm that the ANC, DA and others named an alleged rapist of two young girls.Read More
The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) has appealed to each and every eligible donor to donate blood as the province faces declining blood stocks.Read More
AfriForum believes that farm attacks in the Western Cape are becoming more prevalent and violent after the latest incident over the weekend.Read More
The CoCT statement accuses residents of feeding and interfering with the baboon.Read More
Pedal Power Association chair Steve Hayward says Cape Town law states motorists have to pass cyclists at a distance of 1.5 metres.Read More
Murdered detective Charl Kinnear was allegedly investigating a gun syndicate involving high-ranking officers and gang bosses before he was killed.Read More
The CCID says there has been a slight increase in petty crimes in the CBD, particularly as taverns and bars are allowed to operate until midnight.Read More