It would depend on what you mean by “high status”. Many Christian thinkers and apologists have preached on the issue of animals having an after-life. There is much Biblical evidence to support this, and it’s only been in recent times that mankind has treated this as some type of “threat” to his own “special relationship” to the Lord. More indicative of the mentality of humanity than of God having changed His mind about animals being eternal (remember the Garden?) God loves all of His creation far more than humanity is capable of understanding — and not just His two-legged creation, either. He cared enough for animals to insist that they be given a rest on the 7th day - as their owners were to do for themselves, and He made a covenant with them after the Flood — as He did with Noah. Animals are only at the bottom of the totem pole for some who haven’t bothered to read their Scriptures. (And the concept of worshiping the creation applies just as well to the worship of children and idolatry that some parents exhibit on their behalf.... Just sayin’.)
Does that mean I will still have those annoying mosquitoes buzzing me in Heaven?