Apr 22 2014

So, how’d he get out of it? Dog Called to Jury Duty

dog_2885013bThis is IV, pronounced Ivy, and she’ll be number 8 in the jury of your peers. Rough break on how you’re being brought up on charges of animal cruelty and cat favoritism. Hey, you brought this on yourself.

A German Shepherd has been called for jury duty in the US, leaving its owners rather bemused.

Last week IV Griner recieved a jury summons from Cumberland County court in New Jersey.

“I’m wondering like, What is this? Something from the county office about her vaccinations or something? Like, why is my dog getting mail?”

Apparently this is a common problem, the computer screwing up and sending summons to wrong people of spelling their names wrong. Things like that. I have to assume it’s less often that they go through the per registration records and pull jurors from there.

Sounds like this isn’t the first time this has happened either. “In 2011, a cat named Sal Esposito got a jury duty notice after his owners, a couple from Boston, listed him on the 2010 Census as a household member.”

I hope that they were taxed accordingly. I’m sorry, you can’t claim them as a dependent if they’re not on their first life, says so right here.

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