For fun, Guy and Anna Esposito had listed their domestic shorthair, Sal, on the 2010 U.S. Census.
“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,” Anna said after Sal received a summons for jury duty.
The couple filed to have their pet disqualified from serving, stating that Sal is “unable to speak and understand English.” They even included a letter from a veterinarian explaining that Sal is “a domestic short-haired neutered feline.” However, the court rejected the request, so Sal had to report for jury duty at Suffolk Superior Crown Court.