1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Can someone translate this city ordinance wording for me?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MoodyBlues, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
    Feel free to laugh your ass(es) off, but I seriously cannot understand WTF this section of the city's municipal code means. (Maybe I should've read it BEFORE I took my sleeping pills. :eek:)

    HUH? :thinking:
     

    Advertisement

    mysticspiral and Rxpert83 like this.
  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Rank:
     #13
    Points:
    1,953
    Posts:
    17,909
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011

    Aug 30, 2011
    17,909
    13,142
    1,953
    Male
    Graduate Student
    MN
  3. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
    Rank:
     #32
    Points:
    653
    Posts:
    8,779
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012

    Mar 9, 2012
    8,779
    3,758
    653
    Male
    Reno, Nevada
    Keep in mind I've been up since 6am :p but what it sounds like

    Say for instance, I'm not allowed to have 3 or more cats that's older than 4 months if I live 250 feet or closer to a non cat owner

    That's what it sounds like
     
    kct1975 likes this.
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Rank:
     #13
    Points:
    1,953
    Posts:
    17,909
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011

    Aug 30, 2011
    17,909
    13,142
    1,953
    Male
    Graduate Student
    MN
    I think its within 250 ft of any other house, not just another cat owner
     
  5. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    953
    Posts:
    6,360
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011

    Jun 20, 2011
    6,360
    6,294
    953
    The Infernal Swamp
    Well sounds like this to me

    if > 3 and not < 250 then
    cat(x) +1 = OK
    else
    Kill cat(x)

    fi
     
    mysticspiral and MoodyBlues like this.
  6. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
    Rank:
     #32
    Points:
    653
    Posts:
    8,779
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012

    Mar 9, 2012
    8,779
    3,758
    653
    Male
    Reno, Nevada
    Could be but eh, I'm not living in that town :D
     
  7. huh

    huh Android Expert
    Rank:
     #49
    Points:
    443
    Posts:
    4,708
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012

    Oct 10, 2012
    4,708
    2,809
    443
    Female
    Life
    in total denial
    It means that you can not have more than 3 grown cats that are in a neighborhood or city that is occupied by humans who's homes are in close proximity to each other i.e..250 feet ...by the age cut off (they are referring to the exception of kittens from a litter)..if you lived in a rural area such as a farm it would not apply....It's just "legaleeze" for...We don't want the crazy cat lady hoarding cats and letting them run wild in the neighborhood...:) but ..if you keep more than 3 inside your home as long as it's at least 250 feet from your neighbor you are fine..
     
    kct1975 and EarlyMon like this.
  8. mysticspiral

    mysticspiral Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    1,042
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012

    Oct 3, 2012
    1,042
    818
    233
    Busting skulls ,Kicking butt and taking names.
    Superior,Wisconsin
    ROFLMAO
    Is this seriously for real ? Whoever had written this and agreed to this being a proper city code . Is most definetley trying to , well I won't say what first came to mind . But I will say they must have one to many . My goodnesss .
     
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #6
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    27,522
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    27,522
    17,016
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    What kind of "cats" is this order referring to? - tigers, lions?
     
  10. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    443
    Posts:
    7,412
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011

    Jan 24, 2011
    7,412
    2,660
    443
    Means they don't want breeders. If your cat has kittens, you have to give the kittens up.

    We had HOAs here that only allowed 2 animals - 2 dogs or 2 cats or one of each. No ferrets.
    Told one developer that I was NOT giving up one cat to buy his stupid house.

    They would have loved us. At one time 5 cats (all neutered and all indoors) 5 ferrets, 3 cockatiels, about 15 gerbils. Daughter divorced and moved back in. I'm guilty of 3 cats.
     
    kct1975 and EarlyMon like this.
  11. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    2,118
    Posts:
    13,886
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009

    Nov 17, 2009
    13,886
    14,066
    2,118
    Male
    I'm retired: every day's a Monday :P
    Manchester, TN
    So many stray cats running feral in the streets, and this city is worried about people having too many pet cats???

    Good Grief :rolleyes:
     
  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好
    Rank:
     #6
    Points:
    3,238
    Posts:
    27,522
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010

    Sep 22, 2010
    27,522
    17,016
    3,238
    Teachaaa
    Jinan, China
    Where is this? LA - Moody's city? I know some countries and cities have laws about keeping dangerous animals at home. I'm sure that came up in the UK becuase some family was keeping an ex-circus tiger in a spare room. And I think China has a law that forbids keeping pandas at home.
     
  13. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
    Yes, it's a REAL code! And you have no idea how relieved I am to get up this morning and see that I'm not the only one confused by it. :D It's in my city, Arcadia: convoluted legalese pets code.

    Huh, I see what you're saying but I don't think that's quite it. Read that last part of the code again: "...other than a dwelling in use or occupied by the owner of such cats." :thinking:
     
  14. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
    No kidding. In fact, two of my cats...er, I mean, two of my HYPOTHETICAL cats...were ferals I trapped and brought inside. I mean hypothetically, of course. Because with those two, plus my mom's two, plus my other two--all of whom are, hypothetically, of course, rescues--that would be more than three adult cats. :eek: But let's pretend I actually had six adult rescued cats in my house, my vet would be taking good care of them, they'd all be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, etc. Of course, that's all hypothetical. ;)
     
  15. chris4x4

    chris4x4 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    570
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011

    Jan 7, 2011
    570
    162
    93
    Arizona
    I say, if someone asks, Tell them they are dogs.......but......just look different. Then berate them for casting judgement on somthing that might not look or fit the "norm".
     
    mysticspiral likes this.
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #1
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,591
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,591
    70,376
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    Unfortunately, from what I've seen of crazy cat ladies, they add to the feral population when they can't feed them all, and by letting them roam not spayed or neutered.

    Not sure how they arrived at the top number there lol.
     
  17. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
    Not THIS crazy cat lady. I mean, this crazy HYPOTHETICAL cat lady. :D

    I've been adopting/rescuing dogs and cats for 40+ years. Mine are all very well cared for (ask my vet!), spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and stay inside. Well, my dogs (usually Great Danes) would go outside to play and potty, but never unsupervised even though my yards have always been fenced.

    It makes me sick when I see REAL crazy cat ladies (and gentlemen) who meant well but ended up in way over their heads, with sick and dying cats living in filth. I'll never let that happen to me. Instead of adopting every single homeless pet I'd like, I donate to SPCALA and other organizations, so other people can do the adopting. :)
     
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #1
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,591
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,591
    70,376
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    Down the street from where I grew up, and I mean just a few houses down, the crazy lady had over 300 living in her garage before we could get the city to step in.

    I've never met a crazy cat gentleman. Though dumbass dog guys acting like that, yeah.
     
    kct1975 likes this.
  19. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
    OMG.

    Yeah, crazy cat gentlemen exist, too. I watch Hoarders and Hoarding: Buried Alive (makes me feel MUCH better about the less-than-perfectly-neat state of my house!), and they've had both male and female animal hoarders. Including this one guy whose house was completely overtaken by rats. I mean pet rats...thousands of them.
     
    kct1975 and EarlyMon like this.
  20. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    2,033
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012

    Jul 12, 2012
    2,033
    563
    213
    Looks to me like if you want to have a lot of cats, you have to keep them in your house where you live. But if a mama cat goes out to the garage to have her kittens, that's not going to get the cat's owner into trouble.

    Or in other words, people can't run kitten factories in outbuildings like sheds and garages. If you've ever seen an expos
     
    kct1975 and MoodyBlues like this.
  21. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
    Maybe that's it. I'm still not sure, though. I thought maybe re-reading that convoluted paragraph again today--while not on sleeping pills--would make it clearer...but it didn't! Your take on it certainly sounds reasonable, though.

     
  22. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    423
    Posts:
    5,524
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011

    Jan 18, 2011
    5,524
    1,789
    423
    One thing I hate, it&#8217;s maintaining three cats...
     
  23. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Choose compassion over cruelty
    VIP Member Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #23
    Points:
    1,013
    Posts:
    6,349
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jan 27, 2011
    6,349
    5,140
    1,013
    Formerly Linux sysadmin/programmer
    $HOME/LosAngeles
     
  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
     #1
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,591
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,591
    70,376
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    I think that this is exactly what it says, and the last bit is an exemption for pet shops.
     
    huh and kct1975 like this.
  25. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    2,033
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012

    Jul 12, 2012
    2,033
    563
    213
    It seemed like the wording of the ordinance was intended to let people have as many pets as they wanted while outlawing kitten mills or other abusive situations. I'm not a lawyer though.

    In the posh Chicago suburb where my mom used to live, they don't allow any household to have more than 3 dogs, period. That law is obviously to "keep the riff-raff out" in this village that used to be home to some of my most financially challenged friends. It's a different place now.
     

Share This Page

Loading...