A family in East Boston was shocked when their family cat Sal received a jury summons recently. Sal's owners, Guy and Anna Esposito, believe the source of the confusion came from the last Census. Mrs. Esposito considers Sal a member of the family and listed "Sal Esposito" under a section for pets and wrote "cat" next to his name.
Mrs. Esposito has since tried to clear the mix-up by filing for Sal's disqualification of service. However, the jury commissioner denied the request. As it stands, Sal is required to appear at the Suffolk Superior Court on March 23, 2010. Mrs. Esposito hopes that the issue is resolved by then. If not, Mrs. Esposito plans to bring Sal to court to report for jury duty.