Sunday, July 13, 2008

Free Ranging Cats - Background Links

I recently ended up reading the animal ordinance of the City of Valdosta. I know, what the hell was I doing that for? Well, the paper had a story on a new law for vagrants and I thought I might mine it for more comedy material. Surprise, surprise, surprise -- the paper had it wrong and the proposed ordinance wasn't posted.

While looking around I found the animal ordinance.

It is illegal to own more than 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 horses at a home in Valdosta. Thank God the boys never asked for ponies.

Even more interesting, who would believe that Valdosta would end up with a cat ordinance without so much of a howdy do?

City of Valdosta's Animal Ordinance:
http://www.valdostacity.com/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=686

American Bird Conservancy Website: Cat's Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats
http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/cats/index.html

Killer Housecat Studies
http://www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/cats/materials/predation.pdf

British Study Titled "Look What the Cat Brought In"
www.abdn.ac.uk/mammal/catkills

A Study in Witcheta KS that includes a prolific bird killing cat who is also declawed
www.geocities.com/the_srco/Article.html

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