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Crazy Cat Laws
FelineFollies.com ^ | august 14, 2007 | DancesWithCats

Posted on 08/14/2007 9:44:25 PM PDT by DancesWithCats

All black cats wear bells on Friday the 13th in French Lick Springs, Indiana.

Cats can only be taken on to the street on leads in Lorinc, Hungary.ÊOfficials say the measure will protect the public from the "dangerous menace of free range cats."

Joint custody of a family pet, including cats, is not allowed when a couple divorces in Madison Wisconsin. The feline is legally awarded to whoever happens to have possession of it at the time of the initial separation.

Cats in International Falls, Minnesota are not allowed to chase dogs up telephone poles.

Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited by statute in Barber, North Carolina.

Pet cats to run loose without a taillight in Sterling, Colorado.

Ventura County, California, cats are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

Cats living in Cresskill, New Jersey must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.

Duluth, Minnesota felines may not sleep in a bakery.

California bans cats from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

In Zion, Illinois, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to cats.

Cats may not yowl after 9 pm in Columbus, Georgia.

In Topeka, Kansas, you may not own more than five cats at a time. In Shorewood, Wisconsin, however, no more than two cats can be owned by the same family.

You may not keep a pet cat and a pet bird on the same premises in Reed City, Michigan.

Dogcatchers in Virginia are prohibited from bothering cats while he or she is looking for dogs.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cat; cats; crazy; laws; silly
Just a bit of silly to lighten the mood midweek!
1 posted on 08/14/2007 9:44:27 PM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty Ping!


2 posted on 08/14/2007 9:45:01 PM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: Rush Limbaugh
In Zion, Illinois, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to cats.
3 posted on 08/14/2007 9:54:26 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

... cigarettes, ok ... but not lighted cigars!


4 posted on 08/14/2007 10:09:06 PM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: DancesWithCats; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...


"Bah!"



5 posted on 08/14/2007 10:13:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Saudi Arabia is the grown-up version of an imaginary friend." --Dennis Miller)
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To: DancesWithCats

I think some of the cat regulations are stupid. Has anyone ever tried to walk a cat on a leash? Impossible...leash laws for cats ... HA


6 posted on 08/14/2007 10:14:59 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: DancesWithCats; All
The problem of cat versus bird is as old as time. If we attempt to resolve it by legislation who knows but what we may be called upon to take sides as well in the age old problems of dog versus cat, bird versus bird, or even bird versus worm. In my opinion, the State of Illinois and its local governing bodies already have enough to do without trying to control feline delinquency.

For these reasons, and not because I love birds the less or cats the more, I veto and withhold my approval from Senate Bill No. 93.

— Adlai Stevenson, 1949.


7 posted on 08/14/2007 10:17:04 PM PDT by dighton
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To: DancesWithCats
Most of those 'crazy' laws make perfect sense to me!

ROFL!

8 posted on 08/14/2007 10:17:13 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: shield

We tried a leash on our cat. She just lay there and would let us take her for a drag.


9 posted on 08/14/2007 10:19:08 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: DancesWithCats
The original Itchy and Scratchy
10 posted on 08/14/2007 11:11:17 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (The Simpsons didn't do it first)
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To: Oztrich Boy

BUMP!


11 posted on 08/14/2007 11:52:40 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: DancesWithCats
"Joint custody of a family pet, including cats, is not allowed when a couple divorces in Madison Wisconsin. The feline is legally awarded to whoever happens to have possession of it at the time of the initial separation."

Now we know how the LOL 'long cat' came to be.


12 posted on 08/15/2007 2:33:07 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Daffynition

Is that the chinese version of “hotdogs” food? Or is it the new breed, “dachscat”? No wait its the cat for limousine drivers? The owner is that chinese guy thats like 7’ 5””?


13 posted on 08/15/2007 2:51:18 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Cats may not yowl after 9 pm in Columbus, Georgia."

One yowl and the populace of Columbia, GA panics!


14 posted on 08/15/2007 3:07:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Eye of Unk
Naw ... it is the pupae for a caterpillar. ;-P


15 posted on 08/15/2007 3:09:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: DancesWithCats

Really wild and crazy laws on cats!


16 posted on 08/15/2007 3:26:02 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: DancesWithCats
Even my long cat loves to read these silly laws. LOL =^..^=

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17 posted on 08/15/2007 3:27:52 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation.)
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To: shield

I have trucker friends who leash their cat when out on the road. They say from the beginning she gave them no problems with yowling or fright over riding, she doesn’t usually try to launch herself out the open window, but it took a dog harness to outfit their enormous puddy for outdoors excursions.


18 posted on 08/15/2007 7:09:23 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: DancesWithCats

It did lighten my mood. Thanks for a morning smile.


19 posted on 08/15/2007 7:23:21 AM PDT by niteowl77
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To: Daffynition

OHMILORD!!! LOL LOL I had one at one time growing up that looked just like that ... we called him Piewacket (from Bell, Book and Candle ... do you remember that movie?) What’s your loooooooong kitties name?


20 posted on 08/15/2007 8:48:28 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: shield

In Prescott, Arizona on the 4th of July (waaaay long time ago in the 1970’s, during the annual 4th of July Rodeo and parade, I saw a fella walking his cat on a leash! I took a picture of it as I’d never seen anyone do that before and it was a real walk and not a drag!! Astounding.


21 posted on 08/15/2007 8:50:14 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: dighton

... and the worms sighed in unison their disappointment!


22 posted on 08/15/2007 8:51:36 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: DancesWithCats

Bert’s yard is a “Cat Free Zone”


23 posted on 08/15/2007 8:53:44 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: Titan Magroyne
'Different courses for different horses' as the English say! Good for them recognizing that their kitty is a traveler!

My sister used to go bikeriding all over Glendale Arizona when it was still a lot of farms and dirt roads, with her kitty Beowulf perched on her shoulder throughout it all!

24 posted on 08/15/2007 8:56:15 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: DancesWithCats

Please tell me you have a picture of that!


25 posted on 08/15/2007 9:12:43 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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To: DancesWithCats
Not mine cookie! That's the photo everyone uses to 'shop. LOL


26 posted on 08/15/2007 9:30:26 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Daffynition
Oh! LOL LOL What a rube.

So you have Adobe Photoshop?

27 posted on 08/15/2007 9:42:04 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: Titan Magroyne

I think we do somewhere buried ... LOL It was so long ago. I’ll have to ask my sister when I talk to her! We really ought to drag it out if we do.


28 posted on 08/15/2007 9:43:25 AM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: DancesWithCats; Titan Magroyne

29 posted on 08/15/2007 9:56:22 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: shield

The savannah cat will walk on a leash. They have dog-like personalities and will even play fetch.


30 posted on 08/15/2007 9:56:27 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat (From my fist to Harry Reid's face)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Siamese will do the same though the leash business needs to be started when they’re about 6 months old.


31 posted on 08/15/2007 12:15:57 PM PDT by Rightfootforward
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To: G8 Diplomat
The savannah cat is a new and still fairly rare exotic cat breed that is the result of a cross between an African Serval and a domestic cat.

Some breeders report savannahs in excess of 30 pounds, with at least one breeder claiming an over 40 pound male.

Savannahs have been described as friendly, assertive, active, and interested in dogs and children. They are commonly compared to dogs in their loyalty, and they will follow their owners around the house like a canine. They can also be trained to walk on a leash like a dog, and even fetch.

Savannahs often greet people with head-butts, or an unexpected pounce. Some savannahs are reported as being very social and friendly with other cats and dogs, while others may run and hide or revert to hissing and growling when seeing a stranger. Exposure to other people and pets is most likely the key factor in sociability as the savannah kitten grows up.

Owners of savannahs say that they are very impressed with the intelligence of this breed of cat.[citation needed] An often noted trait of the Savannah is its jumping ability. Savannahs are known to jump up on top of doors, refrigerators and high cabinets. Savannahs have been known to get into all sorts of things; they often learn how to open doors and cupboards, and anyone buying a savannah will likely need to take special precautions to prevent the cat from getting into things.

Water isn't a fear of the savannah cat; many will play or even immerse themselves in water.[4] Presenting a water bowl to a savannah may also prove a challenge, as some will promptly begin to "bat" all the water out of the bowl until it is empty, using their front paws.

Vocally, savannahs may either chirp like their serval father, meow like their domestic mother, or do both, sometimes producing sounds which are a mixture of the two. Chirping, when present, is usually observed more often in earlier generations. Savannahs may also "hiss"—a serval-like hiss is quite different from a domestic cat's hiss, sounding more like a very loud snake hiss, and can be alarming to humans not acquainted to such a sound coming from a cat. Hissing, and even aggressive behavior which involves hissing, is usually more frequent in F1 or occasionally F2 generations, and may subside or disappear as the cat is socialized.

Savannahs are illegal to own as pets in the state of New York as of 2005. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I learn more stuff from you people!! (what a beautiful cat!)

32 posted on 08/15/2007 12:26:23 PM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: DancesWithCats
Savannahs are illegal to own as pets in the state of New York as of 2005

If they're worried about a large cat head-butting people, why not make German shepherds illegal too by that logic? They're much bigger and more dangerous. Stupid government bureaucrats trying to control your life!

They are beautiful cats though. Now I want one!



Head-butting
33 posted on 08/15/2007 1:10:54 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (From my fist to Harry Reid's face)
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To: G8 Diplomat

I want one too!! (though Miss Molly butts her head against mine all the time as well and she’s just a mutt-cat, calico tabby baby doll)


34 posted on 08/15/2007 1:27:48 PM PDT by DancesWithCats
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To: DancesWithCats
In Shorewood, Wisconsin, however, no more than two cats can be owned by the same family.

What!! I live in Shorewood with two cats- I'd like to see what this law is- thank goodness I don't have a third cat!

35 posted on 08/16/2007 7:14:26 PM PDT by lawgirl (She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain)
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