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(Philly Burbs)   Township looks to require all cats to be kept on leashes. Jerry Mouse rejoyces   (phillyburbs.com) divider line 153
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Bo
2005-07-07 09:25:31 AM  
my wife put one of my cats in a harness with a leash once. he didn't like it much. he did a weird flip in the air and was out. just like that. cat's name is tequila, but i'm thinking of renaming him houdini.
 
2005-07-07 09:27:13 AM  
Yeah, that'll work. We had strays on our property and got rid of them (adopted). Even without putting food down, they find good eatings (on the plus side, we haven't had any vole rodents in our garage in some time).

Just when we thougt, no more outdoor strays, we saw this year's edition of kitten wandering our deck. All you need is one unneutered male cat and one unneutered female cat in heat.
 
2005-07-07 09:32:47 AM  
Sure, Jerry Mouse is rejoycing, but at least he has a choyce in the matter. I'm sure people are goyng to make noyse about this, and someone is goyng to have to come in and say, "OK, calm down bois."
 
2005-07-07 09:35:07 AM  
Why people think cats should be able to roam the neighborhood and f*ck up other people's stuff is beyond me.
My dog can't even run around my own yard off a leash (condo property).

/ 3 cats
// 1 loves to walk on lead...WITH the dog
 
2005-07-07 09:35:38 AM  
Sounds like my kind of town :)
 
2005-07-07 09:44:45 AM  
When the warm weather comes around, I take my Vader cat out for a walk around the 'burb, but only when she's wearing her leash. I don't think she likes it very much, but it's the only way I'll take her out and she deals with it.
 
2005-07-07 09:49:07 AM  
My ex had a cat who she tried to leash-train once...or as she calls it, "taking the cat for a drag".
 
2005-07-07 09:49:25 AM  
I work, and I slave, and a misspelled headline gets greenlighted. Sigh.
 
2005-07-07 09:53:36 AM  
I remember the day I lost my copy of Ulysses. I was heartbroken until I remembered that the big bookstore in town had plenty of copies in stock. Shortly thereafter, I was well and truly rejoyced.
 
2005-07-07 10:03:00 AM  
Well played, ATostig.
 
2005-07-07 10:24:11 AM  
Jerry Mouse?

Welcome to 1951.
 
2005-07-07 10:25:13 AM  
splishsplashfark: Welcome to 1951.

I'm buying an Edsel! They're gonna be HUGE!
 
2005-07-07 11:10:22 AM  
my dog used to be on a chain when he was in our backyard. The neighbors cat would sit a few feet outside the my dogs reach and stare my dog down. this ended when i got my dog an electric fence.

/cat nearly lost all 9 of its lives.
 
2005-07-07 03:13:16 PM  
r_k_ologist: Well played, ATostig.

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here...week...veal...waiters and waitresses.
 
2005-07-07 03:43:50 PM  
Most places that have leash laws covering dogs, also covers cats. I'm in BFE North Carolina and my county requires cats to be on a leash.
 
2005-07-07 03:44:22 PM  
Great idea!

im tired of people's 'backyard' cats ruining my garden, killing my plants and animals.
 
2005-07-07 03:46:53 PM  
Cindy Deasey, the owner of a dog who was twice seriously injured chasing a cat from her yard

I'd just like to say

Bwahahahahahahahahah.

That will be all.
 
2005-07-07 03:47:39 PM  
cleverloginname1: im tired of people's 'backyard' cats ruining my garden

Huh? Do they steal your turnips? Set up little roadside stands and sell your raspberries, all the while mewing derisively at you?
 
2005-07-07 03:48:15 PM  
James Joice wrote about a cat in "Ulysses".
 
2005-07-07 03:48:45 PM  
I read this first as "all cars on leashes". It didn't seem practical.
 
2005-07-07 03:49:40 PM  
So.... does that mean that anyone who puts their garbage out is the owner of the stray cats? Cats get good eats once a week.

I've had feral cats born under my deck the last couple summers in a row. No problems with rodents under my deck. I don't mind them.
 
2005-07-07 03:50:49 PM  
Town I live in has a cat bylaw. All cats are treated the same as dogs (on leash or otherwise prevented from running loose). Only have had one cat hang around my yard, and that was fixed with a cat trap supplied by animal control.

/hates cats
//likes slashes
 
2005-07-07 03:54:26 PM  
This is the law in Madison, WI too. The local Humane society is already inundated with cats, and they don't really need strays out causing more of a headache. Plus loose cats can get hit by cars, or cause car accidents when people swerve to miss them, and they can spread disease.
 
2005-07-07 03:55:15 PM  
Feral cats can be a potential biohazard tho. When I was getting my Master's, the campus had many of those green dumpsters, and racoons AND cats lived around them...together...and you KNOW they lived in sin...

/sin and rabies
 
2005-07-07 03:56:06 PM  
problem: too many kitties...
solution: post more boobies links...

/not so hard, was it?
 
2005-07-07 03:56:40 PM  
And if'n ya don't keep the kitty on the leash, they gets an arrow through they little kitty heads! Arr!

[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2005-07-07 03:58:15 PM  
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2005-07-07 03:58:57 PM  
Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman:

The local Humane society is already inundated with cats, and they don't really need strays out causing more of a headache. Plus loose cats can get hit by cars, or cause car accidents when people swerve to miss them, and they can spread disease.


This is an argument for strict enforement of spay/neuter laws, not for some silly regulation that bans a few pet cats from sauntering around the neighbourhood.
 
2005-07-07 03:58:59 PM  
What happens when cats are let out without a leash:

[image from ednet.rvc.cc.il.us too old to be available]

/please, think of the cats.
 
2005-07-07 03:59:25 PM  
Yeah right. If I tried to walk my beloved 14 pounds of fur I might as well just take off my skin and run it through a paper shredder.
 
2005-07-07 04:02:17 PM  
erewhon

I actually shot a stray cat with an arrow once. It died.
 
dly
2005-07-07 04:02:18 PM  
remember to bath your cat,before trying this.
 
2005-07-07 04:03:23 PM  
I had a terrible problem with feral cats getting into my garage and pissing all over everything. Finally got one of these, a can of tuna, and a bad attitude towards anything that meows.

[image from strombergschickens.com too old to be available]

It's called a "havahart trap", and is ridiculously effective against cats. Just sucks 'em right in.

If you have a cat problem, this will take care of it.
 
2005-07-07 04:03:47 PM  
chaoscube: I actually shot a stray cat with an arrow once. It died.


I hope you ate it.
 
2005-07-07 04:05:16 PM  
[image from shadowspawn.net too old to be available]

i walk my cat on a leash. it takes as much patience as leash training a dog if he's never been trained before.

otherwise it's even easier than training a dog, if you do it at a young age. they just tend to sit allot and eat grass more than dogs.

they are definitely more well behaved and easy to make into "show" cats. it just takes time and very well-tuned patience.
 
2005-07-07 04:05:21 PM  
"My cat can eat a whooooole watermelon!"
[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]

/even for FARK, this may be a bit obscure.....
 
2005-07-07 04:05:22 PM  
I like cats, but I have to chase them out of my yard because they scare one of my dogs (he got swatted by a big cat when he was a puppy and has had a fear of all things "cat" since then). One cat was hanging out because I was making tuna, and bum-rushed the back door to get in when I tried to take my dogs out. 1 dog runs in absolute panic and the other tries to get at the cat to kill it. Neither is what I want to happen...

The scared one actually busted his nose open trying to get away from a friendly cat, and that was when I began to chase them out of my yard. He wouldn't go potty that night because he was afraid that there would be a cat outside the back door when I tried to take him out...

/kinda embarrassed by my dog's fear of cats
 
2005-07-07 04:06:09 PM  
"I want a cat leash law. I want the owners to be as responsible as I am," said Willow Grove resident Cindy Deasey, the owner of a dog who was twice seriously injured chasing a cat from her yard.

Comments:
1. As responsible as I am... a person that allows her dog to chase cats
2. owner of a loser dog that can't even chase a cat
3. cats rule, dogs droll (and Cindy probably drools too)
 
2005-07-07 04:07:32 PM  
chaoscube: I actually shot a stray cat with an arrow once. It died.


The one in the picture is probably a fake, but the article I ran across maybe 5 minutes before this article posted on Fark. The cat in question was shot through the neck but lived.

Personally, if a cat gets to be in my yard/garbage/on the car enough that it bothers me, I put out the havahart, nab Mr Kitty, and take him to the no-kill shelter, I just do it about three towns over. That way he's still alive prowling through someone else's trash, but he won't be back at my house ever again.
 
2005-07-07 04:08:14 PM  
This is an argument for strict enforement of spay/neuter laws, not for some silly regulation that bans a few pet cats from sauntering around the neighbourhood.


Yea, because cats ALWAYS stay just in their area. Heck, we should let dogs and pet snakes run loose too. Not every area has spay/neuter laws. Keep your pet in your house/yard. I guess we could have animal control going around and flipping cats over to make sure they are fixed before letting them go, but that would be farking stupid.
 
2005-07-07 04:08:54 PM  
Kinda takes the sport outta popping them with a pellet gun if they're on a leash. Sad.
 
2005-07-07 04:10:19 PM  
It's called a "havahart trap", and is ridiculously effective against cats

The only thing more effective would be a person who is allergic to cats with a sign that said "No Cats".
 
2005-07-07 04:10:43 PM  
Cats can get shot in the head with an arrow and survive because their brain is about the size of a peach pit.

The rest of their cranial volume is turd storage.
 
2005-07-07 04:10:43 PM  
As someone who has experienced cats on leashes, I love stevarooni's description of "taking the cat out for a drag."

Awesome.
 
2005-07-07 04:12:03 PM  
I recommend they just start fapping more.
 
2005-07-07 04:12:24 PM  
Minus1Kelvin

Feral cats can be a potential biohazard tho. When I was getting my Master's, the campus had many of those green dumpsters, and racoons AND cats lived around them...together...and you KNOW they lived in sin...

/sin and rabies


What about those Dogs living in sin??

[image from img291.imageshack.us too old to be available]
 
2005-07-07 04:12:41 PM  

If its good enough for dogs, then its good enough for cats. Both should be on a leash. If for no other reason than their own safety.

I hate cats.

 
2005-07-07 04:12:51 PM  
All these years of unprotected sex with cats and I'm only now learning I am at risk of getting FIV? Great.
 
2005-07-07 04:13:02 PM  
Cats have tiny brains because they have no foreheads. It's simple biology.

No Forehead = No Brain
 
2005-07-07 04:14:34 PM  
Good. I hate cats.
 
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