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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer, I would like to assist you with you question today.I am sorry to hear about the loss of your pet.North Carolina is a state that only allows an owner to recover compensation for the replacement value of the dog, reimbursement for veterinary services, and other costs related to the injuries. North Carolina law does not allow compensation for an owner’s emotional bond with an animal or for the intrinsic value of the animal.A North Carolina Court of Appeals decided a case last year that addressed how determine damages when a pet died as a result of the negligence of a veterinarian. Shera v. N.C. State University Veterinary Teaching Hosp. North Carolina --- S.E.2d ----, 2012 WL 539989 (N.C. Ct. App. 2012) http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nc-court-of-appeals/1595087.htmlYou may want to contact the Gerber Animal Law Center in NC to have them advise you about your specific case.http://www.animallawnc.com/
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