Here’s a story that speaks to the unintended consequences of some regulations. When Marietta, Ohio, police officer Matthew Hickey retired after 34 years, he assumed that he could take his K-9 partner with him. But here’s the problem: dogs are considered “property” under state law, which means that there are rules for how that property can be sold. In this case, there must be a public auction, and the dog is valued at $3,500 because of his training.
Just another reason why we have to stop classifying dogs are property. . . .