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:

American Bird Conservancy Website: Cat's Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats

Killer Housecat Studies

British Study Titled "Look What the Cat Brought In"

A Study in Witcheta KS that includes a prolific bird killing cat who is also declawed