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post #1 of 11
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Animal justice dispensed in Pet Court
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We bring you all sorts of cases where people are accused of behaving badly, but what happens when animals do the same? They and their owners land in “Pet Court.â€
In Session: Pet Court
post #2 of 11
I'd be a little uncomfortable being judged by a judge who admits, "I'm not much of a cat person, I don't know much about cats." Looks like a prescription for judgments prejudicially against the cats.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
I'd be a little uncomfortable being judged by a judge who admits, "I'm not much of a cat person, I don't know much about cats." Looks like a prescription for judgments prejudicially against the cats.
That was precisely my reaction. "Do they come when you call them?"
post #4 of 11
This just has really, really bad idea written all over it.
Im sorry, I am mad as hell over this, and can see continued mistreatment of animals being reinforced by a show of this type.
I have no other words right now, too angry.
post #5 of 11
Well we can guess the outcome of most of the verdicts when it comes to cats! But IMO the one complaining, does have the right to complain. I have cats and dogs and the dog is trained to stay in her yard unless we are with her outside (she only goes to potty by herself).

The cats are kept inside. But if I chose to allow them out, they would NOT be roaming unsupervised and bothering other people. And personally, I would not want a neighbor's cat messing up my property either!

If you are gonna let your cat outside - do so only under your supervision.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
But IMO the one complaining, does have the right to complain.
At the risk of going off topic, that little bit of testimony seemed exaggerated to me. Almost all of our neighbors let their cats outside, and they gravitate to our yard because we have several catnip plants and bird feeders. Some of them do their business in our yard or a bit of digging, but it's really not much. DH is an avid gardener, and he doesn't see a problem with the cats, either. The dogs we've had made much bigger messes in the yard. The only trouble I have with them hanging around here is that Jamie will fight with them when I take him outside, regardless of the leash and harness.

I don't like this type of show because people say things just for effect, and presumably are encouraged to do so, to boost the ratings. If it weren't a television show, it would be a good idea, provided the judge were familiar with all different types of pets and their behavior.
post #7 of 11
Will agree with you on picking a person that is at least familiar with most pets people own. I'm sure most of us could do a better job!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
At the risk of going off topic, that little bit of testimony seemed exaggerated to me. Almost all of our neighbors let their cats outside, and they gravitate to our yard because we have several catnip plants and bird feeders. Some of them do their business in our yard or a bit of digging, but it's really not much. DH is an avid gardener, and he doesn't see a problem with the cats, either. The dogs we've had made much bigger messes in the yard. The only trouble I have with them hanging around here is that Jamie will fight with them when I take him outside, regardless of the leash and harness.

I don't like this type of show because people say things just for effect, and presumably are encouraged to do so, to boost the ratings. If it weren't a television show, it would be a good idea, provided the judge were familiar with all different types of pets and their behavior.
Our neighbors cats use our back yard, up on the hill, which is desert landscaped, as a litter box. You know, if it was just me, I wouldn't care but darn it all, Benji and Jesse eat cat poop. I hate that. Then Benji gets horrid diarrhea. I had to take him to the vet one time he did that.

But I still can't bring myself to trap that cat and take it to Animal Control, so I just deal with it and supervise them when they are out there and check the hill for cat poop regularly. Lucy, my one dog that doesn't eat cat poop will find it and pee on it so then I can get rid of it. I think that is a hoot.

I know you all wanted to hear my poop story so much.
Maybe I should go on that show.
post #9 of 11
Hi,

here in Germany you have to put up with neighbours leading a normal residential life if you live in a residential area.

In other words: you have to put up with children playing in their gardens making noise and laughing, babies crying, dogs barking occasionaly, people mowing their lawn and cats wandering in your garden and using it as a litter box.

(And you also have to put up with wild animals such as birds or hedgehogs entering your garden.)

You do not have to put up with your neighbour having an unreasonable number of outdoor cats (usually two cats are seen as resonably) or with dogs that bark constantly. Or with your neighbour mowing his lawn at 3 am.

Personally I think that the pet court is a bit crazy... that cat was simply behaving like a CAT

regards,

christine
post #10 of 11
Ok, I just caught this program and that judge is an imbecile. "You were inside your garage? You were sitting down, in what a chair? Why were you sitting in your garage? Oh I see, you smoke, so you were smoking in the garage?" I mean come on, talk about wanting more than your 15 minutes of fame! I was not impressed and turned it off after 20 minutes of listening to him gargle "justice" for the animals.
post #11 of 11
You can leave a comment on CNN's article without registering. I did.
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