Laws for Cats have been around for thousands of years. A long the way a few strange and funny cat laws have been created. Some of them are just plain weird. I canâ€™t imagine what events must have taken place for someone to bring these laws to realization. I would like to think that most if not all Cat Laws are created for the Cats protection.
Remember Dax, no yowling after 9pm in Georgia!
Here is a list of fifteen Cat laws that will make you wonder and at times, laugh.
- 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. Officials 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.
I would say my favorite cat law is number four. I guess that sort of thing happens a lot in Minnesota. Have you come across any bizarre cat laws? Share them with us in the comments.
Originally posted on CatLines – Cat Laws
Cat Laws continue to develop around the world. Down in Australia theyâ€™re working on tougher Cat Laws and, with most laws, are running into opposition. You can read the article â€˜Tougher Cat laws on wayâ€™ for more details.
Thereâ€™s also a great guide on Cat Law called â€˜The Domestic Cat and the Law: A Guide to Available Resourcesâ€™. It covers the history of Cat Law dating back to Ancient Egypt, as well as other information including Peridicals, Organizations and Websites related to Cats and the Law.