Many Houston families have pets. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, between 37 percent and 47 percent of American households have a dog, with between 30 percent and 37 percent having a cat. When a couple decides to get a divorce, it can be hard to figure out who gets to keep the family pet.
A couple going through a divorce have many issues they need to work out. These may include child custody, spousal support and property division. Many couples may also need to figure out what to do with the family dog or cat. These animals are generally beloved family members, and deciding who gets to keep them can be contentious.