Pet cats and dogs are protected property under the Fourteenth Amendment

March 18, 2016

  • 92 Constitutional Law
  • 92XXVII Due Process
  • 92XXVII(G) Particular Issues and Applications
  • 92XXVII(G)13 Animals and Plants, Regulation of
  • 92k4311 Domestic animals and pets

03-18-16.jpgProtected property encompasses people’s pet cats and dogs, for purpose of a Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process claim.

Maldonado v. Fontanes, 568 F.3d 263 (C.A.1 (Puerto Rico), 2009)