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"...is there any clear, unambiguous, direct statement in Scripture that tells whether or not animals/pets can go to heaven?" No. The topic isn't addressed in scripture anywhere.
No, there is no definitive statement in the Bible on this matter. It should be noted, however, that God asserts that both the current heaven and the current earth will pass away. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Matthew 24:35 NASB But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away ...
As LCIII has noted, the answer to your question is "No, there is no clear, unambiguous, direct statement" to the question. So, how can anyone say that definitively? There are easily accessed tools that you can use. This post goes over a few that would probably be useful. 1. A Concordance The first tool that just about any pastor is going to use to ...
The answer to your question (assuming there is one) needs to be approached indirectly. A key question to ask might be, "Does the Bible indicate that animals possess a soul or spirit?" There are some indications in Scripture they do. Genesis 1:30 - "'And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures ...
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