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  • A wandering cat led to a new round of hassles for a victim of the southeast Indianapolis explosion, but city officials insist she is not being fined or issued a citation

    First farking paragraph.
  • Still, someone is just being a dick. You usually can't get animal control to do squat about about cats.
  • I want to be outraged, but there don't seem to be any facts here to be outraged about.
  • cretinbob: Still, someone is just being a dick. You usually can't get animal control to do squat about about cats.


    They had a live trap, and the cat got trapped. It's not like the cat could communicate that the house had exploded.
  • WTF is animal control doing in that neighborhood to begin with? These people just had their lives blown apart. Certainly not the nicest part of town, but Jesus Christ, that's uncalled for.
  • Cats can't go outside now?
  • Looks like subby needs the RTFA...
  • bulldg4life: Cats can't go outside now?


    Please, don't get that crowd started.
  • She's not being cited; her cat is safe and back with her. I don't see what the fuss is about. I know some cats don't like crates; but, it's not like the cat got euthanized.
  • I'm ok with Animal Control being in the area if they were there to help capture any house pets that were wandering around as long as their response is:

    "Hey we have your animals in a safe environment, please get them when you can care for them"

    Not

    "Here is your citation citizen".
  • How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.
  • Marcus Aurelius: WTF is animal control doing in that neighborhood to begin with? These people just had their lives blown apart. Certainly not the nicest part of town, but Jesus Christ, that's uncalled for.


    I'd kinda want to have Animal Control if the neighborhood was filled with loose or abandoned animals.
  • skwerl: How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.


    Allow me to be the first to say I hope you die screaming and crying for mercy. Soon.
  • skwerl: How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.


    I applaud you. To hell with those who would do otherwise.
  • FTFA: A woman whose house was heavily damaged came to retrieve her cat, and he said the same cat was found wandering in the neighborhood the very next day.

    City animal control crews trapped the cat a second time, and Garrett said that the process of issuing a citation and a fine was initiated but never completed.


    I'm no fan of the "cats must be kept indoors or they're fair game" crowd, but it's hard to sympathize with someone who picked up their cat only to immediately let it loose again.
  • jedikinkoid: FTFA: A woman whose house was heavily damaged came to retrieve her cat, and he said the same cat was found wandering in the neighborhood the very next day.

    City animal control crews trapped the cat a second time, and Garrett said that the process of issuing a citation and a fine was initiated but never completed.

    I'm no fan of the "cats must be kept indoors or they're fair game" crowd, but it's hard to sympathize with someone who picked up their cat only to immediately let it loose again.


    Without at least a collar. Or the neighbors knowing whose cat it is? We have a couple wandering cats in the area (of which mine is one) but they stay in the immediate vicinity of their own homes and everyone knows whose they are. If you know your cat goes farther, it ought to have a collar or microchip.
  • Kyosuke: skwerl: How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.

    I applaud you. To hell with those who would do otherwise.


    Sounds like you have a cat in your house that hasn't been neutered/spayed. That's where you usually see neighborhood cats marking like that. Also, close your garage, around here we would have raccoons and opossums living in there if we left ours open.
  • skwerl: How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.


    Wow, saying that around here is like saying "Obama is near" in the politics tab. I do not envy the evisceration you are about to receive. If you are serious; I'd advise not to advertise what you do around here too much.

    If not 10/10
    *slow clap*
  • skwerl: How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.


    The most humane way to deal with stray and feral cats is trap, spay/neuter, release. They shouldn't mark territory after that.
  • Gyrfalcon: jedikinkoid: FTFA: A woman whose house was heavily damaged came to retrieve her cat, and he said the same cat was found wandering in the neighborhood the very next day.

    City animal control crews trapped the cat a second time, and Garrett said that the process of issuing a citation and a fine was initiated but never completed.

    I'm no fan of the "cats must be kept indoors or they're fair game" crowd, but it's hard to sympathize with someone who picked up their cat only to immediately let it loose again.

    Without at least a collar. Or the neighbors knowing whose cat it is? We have a couple wandering cats in the area (of which mine is one) but they stay in the immediate vicinity of their own homes and everyone knows whose they are. If you know your cat goes farther, it ought to have a collar or microchip.


    er, no. Cats actually wander very far on a typical night, that is their natural behaviour. And collars are a danger for cats. What exactly is your problem with having cats in the neighbourhood? They spray on your door? Well then you have a problem with un-neutered toms, not cats per se. There isn't really any need to microchip a cat.

    Cats are not dogs. They don't stay home and just go out for walks. They are pretty much independent creatures.
  • advex101: Kyosuke: skwerl: How many times will the cat be trapped before the owner gets fined? I've trapped three cats in my yard (two of them were in my garage) in the last two weeks. None of them had collars and all three went to Animal Control to be euthanized. I'm sick of having stray cats spritz on my doors, garbage cans and bushes. I'll keep my trap baited and get rid of every single cat I catch.

    I applaud you. To hell with those who would do otherwise.

    Sounds like you have a cat in your house that hasn't been neutered/spayed. That's where you usually see neighborhood cats marking like that. Also, close your garage, around here we would have raccoons and opossums living in there if we left ours open.


    FWIW, fixing them doesn't always stop them. I have a 14 year old male that was fixed when he was a baby, and to this day he still goes out and marks his areas.

    I don't mind so much as long as he doesn't do it IN the house.
  • Sooo... a woman wasn't charged after the cat was returned to her following the explosion and then not charged again because she threw a hissy fit after it was found loose a second time the next goddamn day?

    OUTRAGE!
  • Still glad I don't have to put up with the big city life anymore.
    You folks have fun making each other miserable, now.
  • Marcus Aurelius: WTF is animal control doing in that neighborhood to begin with? These people just had their lives blown apart. Certainly not the nicest part of town, but Jesus Christ, that's uncalled for.


    If you read the article you will see that animal control set traps in the neighborhood to catch pets that had run away, hidden, etc. after the explosion and were returning them to their owners free of charge. They did this as a kindness to the homeowners in the hope of reuniting lost pets with their families and they should be praised for this action. However this cat was trapped, given back to the owner, and trapped a second time, indicating the owner purposefully set the cat free.

    I think if they trap it a third time they should charge triple the fine. Clearly this pet owner has no concern for their pet or their neighbors.
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