Cats are adorable pets and it’s no wonder in most American homes, you’d find these cute and cuddly four-legged animals, by virtue of their preponderance, several legislations have been enacted worldwide to guide human interaction with these pets, including these Weird Cat Laws in America compiled by Guidelinelaw.com
Black Cats and bells, French Lick Springs
In the town of French Lick Springs, Indiana, all black cats are bound by law to wear their cats with a bell on Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.
It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year. The law was a war time time strategy to de-stress residents and help clear their heads. Not a bad thing if you consider the purpose but it makes it’s way top of our weird Cat Laws in America because this isn’t 1870.
Cat’s mustn’t chase dogs up telephone poles, International Falls, Minnesota
Your cat may be able to race Usain Bolt up mountain Everest, but never must it chase a dog up a telephone pole in International Springs, Minnesota. Sounds more like Tom and the dog in the cartoons Tom and Jerry movie, but yeah this actually exists.
Cats need a permit to mate in Ventura County, California
If you’re a cat in Ventura County, California reading this, you would need a permit to have a “good time” with another cat. This is because an old law requires that cat owners acquire a permit for their cats before they can mate.
No lighted cigars for cats
In Zion, Illinois, it is against the law for anyone to give lighted cigars to cats. I mean who would hand over a lighted cigar to a cat? well if you own a cat in Zion Illinois, don’t pass a cigar.
Cat’s banned from having mating near a church
In California, cat’s are banned from copulating within 1500 feet within the location of a tavern, school, or place of worship. If you’re a cat reading this in the future when cat’s become super intelligent, remember to choose your location right in order not to run into trouble with the law.
Cats not allowed to fight Dogs
In Barber, North Carolina, it is illegal for cats to fight their canine brothers, dogs. This law was probably instituted to protect the cats.
Felines may not sleep in a bakery
In Duluth, Minnesota, cats are not allowed to sleep in a bakery. While this mays sound restrictive to a cat, it may be a food safety measure, unless of course you enjoy bread made by a cat.
Cats must announce their presence to birds
In the town of Cresskill, New Jersey, a cat is required to wear three bells to alert birds in the neighborhood that it is around. Don’t want felines surprising birds.
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