Skip to comments.Phoenix officer forbids neighbor to get cat, PD come to help
Posted on 12/30/2008 9:57:06 AM PST by Fawn
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Sheesh, what a waste of time. Cats may ‘seem’ stuck in a tree but believe me, when they get hungry they’ll come down.
And no single dog will stop them. Well, successfully stop them if the cat is in good shape and not getting too old.
In some jurisdictions, yes, you can shoot loose dogs.
Why should cats be exempt?
They eat the birds and lizards in my yard and use my garden and flower beds for their toilet. They howl at the neighbor’s indoor cat when it’s in their screened in porch. The one neighbor lets her little darling run loose and, of course, it somehow got pregnant and now there are four little darlings. The neighbors on both sides of me are ready to shoot them and put them in the trash. Word of advice? Keep your animals under your control in your yard. Your neighbors will appreciate you for being responsible and you will have happier and healthier pets.
What lovely people
better a dead cat than a dead person. If the cat wants to come down it will. Most likely the cat would run away from anyone going up after it. Most likely its still up there because all these strange people have been trying to get it.
That's one smart cat. Does he run home to use the phone or does it carry its own cellphone :)
OMG! You, like, totally, totally got it. You totally understood the exact and complete meaning of what I was saying.
Let’s examine your made-up list:
1) Birds - According to law, variable by State, some birds, yes, as long as you don’t violate any safety laws
2) Neighbors’ dogs running loose - Unless one is charging or attacking you, no, because neighbors’ dogs are not legally considered to be wild animals
3) Possum - Yes, again it varies by State, and you must not violate any safety laws
4) Snakes - Yes, same as possum in most States
5) Neighbors’ kids - This one might be your first clue that you failed to understand the point, and missed the humor attached to it. But just to be clear, are these neighbors’ kids making a lot of noise and stomping my flowers? I mean, I don’t want to make a snap judgment until I have all the relevant facts.
One modification: There are some varieties of snakes that are protected, so you can’t shoot those.
When are you planning to go hunting and what’s your weapon of choice?
The neighbors who suck are the ones who can't or won't control their animals, whether they're barking dogs or roaming cats. If those neighbors want to pay me to let their animals on my property and then will clean up after them, I may change my opinion.
"Late Tuesday morning, Michael said police officers arrived at the home and rescued the cat using a ladder. It's unclear whose property they were on during the rescue."
"Late Tuesday morning, Michael said police officers arrived at the home and rescued the cat using a ladder. It's unclear who's property they did it from."
Transcription error or update from a sloppy press?
No, cats love me. How do you think I’m able to coerce so many of them over to my place? They seldom suspect a thing.
I had a cat that got chased up the telephone pole outside our home. I called the power company, they said we don’t do cats. So I put food and water at the base of the pole hoping to lure him down. It was August in CA, 100+ temps, so I was worried about him. He began to make his way down and jumped down on the transformer on the pole. He made contact and was electrocuted. I thought “Oh %^&$, now we have to watch our beloved pet decompose in front of our home”. He then began to convulse, slid off the transformer, hit everything he possible could on the way down, then hit the ground (not on his feet I might add). He took some deep breaths. I ran to him, and felt his little heart racing mile-a-minute (V-tach? At what point of the cardiac cycle did he get shocked?). I brought him in and called the vet.
After losing his tail and part of an ear, he turned out ok after all.
You totally missed my sarcasm and humor too. But—to conclude...what a bunch of BS. You just can’t pull out a gun and shoot any animal or bird or whatever in most towns/villages and cities. Maybe you can win your case if your life was in danger like with a killer dog. But if you shot a cat cuz it pooped on your lawn, I believe yer goin to jail for being cruel, heartless, reckless, illegally discharging a firearm and for being an ignorant redneck.
I didn’t change a thing. Copied and pasted.
So how many cat skeletons have you seen wedged in the fork of a tree? Put food out and it will come down.
You obviously didn’t do enough sentence diagramming in public school.
And then there was the time my miniature dachshund publicly embarrassed me by chasing a squirrel UP a tree, somehow managing to get herself stuck 6-7 feet above the ground, till she was rescued by a human (me).
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