I've written articles a couple of times about pets in a divorce and how its becoming more and more common for people to fight over the family dog when getting a divorce. I've said that the general rule of thumb in Florida is that pets are property and Judge's are unlikely to rule regarding any type of custody or visitation when it comes to the family dog. A lawyer in Tampa is trying to change that so that pets and pet owner's have more rights. Its an interesting cause, and something that I'm sure will have a lot of support.
Do you read about the Tampa Lawyer trying to make a difference, see: http://www.sptimes.com/2007/08/04/Business/A_lawyer_s_pet_cause.shtml