Skip to comments.The 15 Strangest Cat Laws
Posted on 04/22/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
We write articles all too often about things like animal cruelty and the mistreatment of cats. Clearly there are a lot of us out there that think cat laws in this country (and others) should be way more strict when it comes to their treatment. However, there are some laws out there that were not quite sure how became legal. They just seem so strange. Then again, states have the right to pass their own legislation so it is what it is. But trust us when we say these cat laws are super weird!
Thanks to Bandofcats, Mustlovecats, and a page on Catlaw that we found for these crazy finds. Enjoy these laws with pictures to boot!
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Most of these rules governing your pet are US laws. Unbelievable.
Kitty and doggie ping
Cats are so funny to pick on sometimes. I remember when I was in college, I had this friend that had this huge orange tom cat named Chester, that got so angry if someone ever farted.
Of course this made everyone try to fart whenever they were around the cat. Whenever someone would fart, the cat would kind of howl or hiss, and then run out of the room.
There was this one time Chester was just lying peacefully on the sofa and this fat kid from school (named Barry) came and sat near him and released a silent but extremely stinky fart. Chester kept lying on the sofa looking at us giggling with paranoid eyes. Suddenly his eyes got real big as if I’m sure he got his first whiff of the gas, he jumped up and attacked Barry’s face and then ran out of the room.
Barry had a scar on his face for weeks after that!
12. Cats may not yowl after 9 pm in Columbus, Georgia.
Sound public policy. I think I will implement that ordinance in my house.
So.. um, Barry... did the scar heal up nicely?!!! :)
Barry should have known you don’t mess with Chester
It would seem to me that the biggest nuts in the USA are in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois and in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. That pretty much backs up what I have learned from my travels.
“It would seem to me that the biggest nuts in the USA are in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois and in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. That pretty much backs up what I have learned from my travels.”
Apparently you’ve never been to california or new york city.
Any ideas on keeping cats out of my garage? Neighbors cats keep coming in if I leave the door open for 5 minutes...
Tried the cat repellent sprinkles...cats mad a bed in them.
Keep the door closed, but that may not totally protect you. I had a Siamese cat that used to climb down a neighbor’s chimney and leave his little sooty footprints on her white carpet.
Try chili powder. Sprinkle it in the garage doorway.
Get a motion detector that makes a noise or sprays water...
Sorry, but that’s one of the first laws of Cat Physics: an open door creates a vacuum that draws in all cats in the area. Try opening a closet door in your house, if you have cats. They will come from wherever they are to go and explore that closet!
Have you never been to Florida?
For something not quite so messy, try spraying any citrus-scented cleaner around the entrance. Cats don't like it. I found out how true this is when I used a lemon-scented hand cream and then tried to pet my cat. He got one whiff and backed away. Wouldn't let me near him until I washed it off. Maybe it will work for you.
I tried the citrus stuff when a neighbor’s dog kept using my security door for his private bulletin board; the neighbor just next to him had a cat who thought the door was HIS to mark. Between the two of them, the citrus didn’t stand a chance.
Thanks for the replies.
During the winter I always keep the door closed. During the summer, our evenings cool down quickly and opening the door allows heat to escape the house.
The cat got trapped one night in the garage and pooped, which left a stench for a few days even after I cleaned it up. I also have a black convertible, which the cat has been on twice and scratched the hood. I just don’t feel I should have to inconvenience myself on my property because of someone else’s cat. Still, I’m not a mean soul, so I’m trying to find cat-friendly solutions!
One additional thought...if the cat defecated in there, the scent is still around and may be attracting it back as well as others. Try products such as “Nature's Miracle” that neutralize the hormones and odors so they are erased and NOT sending out calls to the perpetrators for a repeat visit.
Leave an open cardboard box in the garage. That should keep the cat off the hood of your car. They can’t help themselves. They have to hop into an open box.
They like the hood of the car because it’s warm. Maybe you could put a blanket and a heating pad in the box. LOL
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