Came across the story shown below whilst browsing the Cats Protection web site and thought it would make a pleasant change to my normal postings.
A cat has been summoned to do jury service after his owners registered him on a state census form.
A letter was sent to the cat, who was listed in the pets section of the census, by a court in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Owner Anna Esposito wrote to the court asking for exemption as tabby Sal is “unable to speak and understand English”. Anna even included a letter from her vet confirming that the cat was ‘a domestic short-haired neutered feline’.
However, the request was refused by a jury commissioner and Anna was told that Sal ‘must attend’ Suffolk Superior Crown Court.
Anna says: “Sal is a member of the family so I listed him on the last census form under pets but there has clearly been a mix-up.”
If Sal’s application for disqualification is denied, he is expected in court on 23 March.