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Cats: Leash Laws, Licenses, Regulated Feeding Outside, Government Funded TNR — 18 Comments

  1. How about dogs? I’ve got nothing against them, in fact I love dogs, but I hate some of their owners.
    No shutting outside to bark day and night and drive neighbours to drink.
    No running free to attack cats.
    No leaving their mess behind for people to trample around.
    No long leash in the vets waiting room to intimidate cats in cat baskets.

    • You are so right.
      Dogs shouldn’t be exempt from these idiot laws. No outside feeding or housing either.
      I love dogs too and don’t really HATE kids.
      But, I believe in fair laws across the board.

      • Dogs are included and lots of domestic animals. The cat has been caught up in this blanket legislation.

        I don’t hate kids either. I just find them irritating sometimes particularly when they are noisy and annoying 😉

        • The thing is that most parents expect those of us who chose not to have kids, to put up with their kids pesky ways and noise and footballs bashing off cars and into gardens and they jump over the walls and trample the flowers, yet we must not say a word to or against them!
          Why should cats always be targeted as a nuisance when kids and dogs are more so!



    All minor children will wear collars and tags around their necks that validate that their
    vaccinations are current, thereby not endangering others.


    No child shall be allowed to consume foodstuff outdoors. They lack proper etiquette and manners.
    It is further unlawful for mothers to expose their breasts in an effort to nurse their offspring.
    Chikdren are prohibited from attending outdoor barbeques.


    CHILDREN: Leash Laws, Licenses, Regulated Feeding Outside

    It shall be unlawful for the parent(s) of any child or children to allow or permit
    such to run at large.
    No child shall be outside unattended or unleashed.

    Any police officer may seize a child found unattended or unleashed outside. They are to
    be transported and confined in a facility deemed appropriate by Children and Family

    In the effort to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of residents be advised that children:

    1. may be diseased or inflicted with an infectious, contagious malady that could compromise the
    health of other humans or animals

    2. may cause damage to the property of others

    3. may disturb the peace by emitting noises such as laughter, yelling, screaming, crying

    4. may urinate on bushes or shrubbery

    5. may chase, torment, or harm animals

    6. may arm themselves with sticks, bats, slingshots

    7, may demonstrate disgusting behavior such as picking their nose

    • There is plenty of passion in this comment. Good point. Children are more of a problem that outdoor cats. That is the argument.

      I don’t agree with legislation that is this wide and restrictive but I think there may be an argument for some sort of legislation to force irresponsible cat owners to be more responsible. Irresponsible cat owners cause a real problem for the image of the cat.

      • Plenty of passion, yes. I have no problem with strong guidelines that encourage pet owners to be responsible. I just want to see fairness across the board, ie. dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, rabbits, snakes, etc.
        I hate seeing cat ordinances enacted by people who have no knowledge of cats and don’t encourage or get input from people who are knowledgeable before signing things into law.

        • Is pooping in the flower bed against the law and is what law? Please quote it verbatim. It’s no point moaning unless you have a grasp of the legalities.

  4. This is ridiculous!
    Have the idiots who make these laws any thought to the cats quality of life? Cats were living wild and free long before humans came along and took their lives over, taking more and more these from animals born to be free, condemning them to only going out on a leash like a dog.
    What life is that for a cat who has had the freedom of outdoors until this harsh law!
    I’d hate to think any law like that came to the UK because the lives of our cats used to their freedom and our lives who love them too, would be sheer misery seeing their frustration and unhappiness.
    The only part I agree with is that cats should be registered and licensed so that no one can dump them or abandon them as easily as they do now.
    The world has gone mad! It’s supposed to be shared by all living beings, live and let live.
    Well I just hope the human race DO wipe themselves out and the world returns to the animals, the sooner the better too.

    • I agree – it’s totally bonkers and clearly written by people who have dogs.

      If cat’s couldn’t wander free outdoors then I think most of the indoors they would have to live in would be awful – life not worth living.

      This would never happen in other parts of the developed world. This is backwards in a few ways. Why the hell can’t people wherever this is just be RESPONSIBLE with their cats and get them neutered. What the hell – so humans bring the cats, then they can’t be bothered to keep them responsibly and now the way they deal with that is by making all cats dissappear basically. I hate humans. I hate these backwards people who are so self centered they actually don’t think they should have to tackle any problem at the source. You know what – how bout a law that says you get a hefty fine for having an un neutered cat. How bout a law that made TNR a full solution to cats. How bout assholes who get a cat for xmas and then want a dog for new year not be allowed animals. How bout the bloody human race just euthanize itself. Great solution to the problem eh. Imagine there were too many frogs around. Oh well then they should have to be indoors and out of sight like objects with no needs. Whatever man – I don’t know where this place is but they are going to have alot of fun seeing how their laws don’t result in anything good or workable.

      ….also sometimes I get a little flustered by the pigeons at Trafalgar square. I think the best solution is that they be put in a glass box over by the national gallery. Thats fine – they won’t mind.

    • Let’s see now….my neighbors cat daily defecates in our flower bed….this doesn’t fertilize the soil as most believe but rather taints it…right now there is 5 piles in my flower bed. The neighbors say we should move or put up a fence to keep animals away. Why is this my responsibility when this goes against the Ohio/County laws? …Now they feed feral cats I have multiple cats defecating on my property…..My response is take your opinions and shove it…..

      • Mark Idiot could you quote the law of Ohio on whether the domestic cat can legally trespass on someone’s property. If not then there has been no wrong doing. What law has been broken? Do you know?

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