Leash Laws
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+10071) one month ago
Living in Helena over the past 29 years, I have experienced harassment from neighbors over loose dogs and cats. The dog issues I can readily duck, but the cat issue is more problematic.

I like cats, They are cats. I believe that they should roam freely, and if you don't like cats on your lawn, then squirt them with a hose. How hard is that?

Unfortunately, my neighbor does not agree with my solution. I suspect he is a republican, as they always want the government to interfere in their favor.

So I am seeking opinions. Should we lock up cats? Or let them roam like cats?
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Posted by David Schott (+11282) one month ago
Reply to Gunnar Emilsson (#373421)
Cats roam freely in my neighborhood and nobody complains.

Bobcat on Marymoor Hill, Redmond

Bobcat on Marymoor Hill, Redmond
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1551) one month ago
Let them roam. A cat isn't likely to drop a half pound deuce in your yard like certain dogs I know.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7618) one month ago
Honestly, cats are a bit of a disaster to the local wildlife. I vote to keep them inside
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1405) one month ago
Quit bringing politics into this! Outside cats lead to urban blight and crime! They start squatting and/or building and then all kinds of laws are broken!

https://goo.gl/images/p425DN

Besides, if they were republican neighbors, they'd have that catskin on their living room floor and the head stuffed, mounted, and watching them watch tv.

FH

...it's because it's a "cathouse", get it?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13410) one month ago
Don't know if cats should be inside or outside, but they definitely need to pay more taxes. Thus, they belong in the fee line.
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1102) one month ago
Mom has been known to have apparently stray cats that show up at her house spayed/neutered (usually neutered...) at her expense. The next that show up look nothing like any previous, so I can only surmise that she's doing the right thing.

The moral of the story is, if you have a male cat that you may want to breed, keep him away from Mom's place-

We have dogs that hate cats, so they don't hang around here much.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+10071) one month ago
Point taken, Frank, and indeed I have to take back my words and apologize to all Republicans who read this. As it turns out, not only is my neighbor a Democrat, he also is a Bullock appointment.

I feel so sad.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6117) one month ago
If you want your cat to live a long life, keep it inside. If you want a healthy bird population, keep your cat inside. If you want to keep peace with your neighbors, keep your cat inside. If you love your cat, keep it inside. In other words, KEEP THE EFFING CAT INSIDE!
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1102) one month ago
My cat wants outside
He won't take "NO!" for answer
Litter box needs changed
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+10071) one month ago
Our cats hate to use the litter box, and will hold it in for hours until we let them out to do their business. Their preferred area is the pine duff under our blue spruce.
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