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What is the value of your dog?

The Georgia Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case about a mixed-breed dachshund named Lola.

But the kennel also is arguing that Lola was property, and that property has a value, and that Lola was essentially worth nothing to anyone outside her family.

So the court will deliberate on the value of a dog. What's the value of your dog? Is this just a question of market value, or should the court also consider what the family dog is worth to the family?


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