Legal Junkies Forums

#1 Community for Legal Questions and Answers

 
Go Back   Legal Junkies Forums > REAL ESTATE and PROPERTY LAW > Neighbor Law

Register FAQ Tags Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Layout

Notices


Reply

 

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-19-2010, 12:05 PM   #1
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Laws on bait traps for cats

What are the laws about cats being in other peoples yards? My neighbor has placed a baited cat trap in his yard and I am worried my cat will be drawn into his yard by the bait and trapped. Reports by neighbors are that he turns the cats over to animal control and owners must pay a fine to save their cat from euthenasia.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 02-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #2
AFFA
Top Level Member
 
AFFA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 22,964
Default Re: Laws on bait traps for cats

I wish to inform you that laws regarding animal cruelty vary from state to state. Catching a cat by setting a baited cat trap is a cruelty to a cat and a person may be liable for this. In this the cat is specially being attracted and hence cat is being submitted to cruelty. You can argue that your pet is subject to undue hardship. The act of your nature is causing hardship and torture to your cat and it is cruelty and hence you can report the matter as an offence.

AFF
AFFA is offline   Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 02-20-2010, 09:51 AM   #3
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Laws on bait traps for cats

Arguing that the cat has been "subjected to undue hardship" is really quite ridiculous, considering the cat has already been subjected to that as soon as the owner lets it out the door to roam free. The cat wouldn't be "subjected" to "undue hardship" by the neighbor's live trap if the owner of the cat was being responsible in the first place.

It is not considered cruelty to use a live trap for the purposes of taking the cat to the Humane Society.

Cats running loose throughout the neighborhood is a menace to the neighbors, and a danger to the cat. To the OP, if you do not want your cat to be trapped by this neighbor, keep it indoors or construct a fence around your property. Domestic cats are not like wild cats. They cannot fend for themselves and neglectful owners put their pets at risk when allowing them to roam. There are cruel people who will set out poisoned food/drink, there are people who will use them as target practice using various weapons, there are people who will deliberately run them over, the list goes on.

On the side of cats being a nuisance. Cats will use neighbor's garden beds, lawns, compost piles as their person toilet, cats will climb all over cars, causing scratches, cats will stalk and hunt birds (some people enjoy putting out bird feeders and attracting those birds), cats will fight with other cats in the neighborhood, exposing them to injury and/or disease.

What the neighbor is doing is a combination of being fed up, and concerned for a pet the owner clearly is not properly caring for. No domestic cat is 'entitled' to roam free, as if in the wild. It is the sole responsibility of any pet owner to property care for their pets. That includes confining the pet to its own property limit.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 02-20-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Laws on bait traps for cats

I just want to add that human being's rights trump any pet rights in matters such as these. Human beings are the species who buy homes, and we have the right to enjoy our property without it being damaged/destroyed by ignorant, careless neighbors who allow their cats to roam free, believing it's 'cruel" to confine them to their own property. It's much crueler to subject them to the dangers that exist for them once they are put outdoors. Anyone who truly doesn't get this concept should not be allowed to even own pets.

Pet owners who allow their pets to roam free are the first to be offended at anyone actually taking issue with it. If you wish to allow your cat to roam free, don't be surprised if I send you a bill for damages caused by YOUR cat, to anything on MY property.

Again, if you don't want your cat trapped by a neighbor who is trying to take care of a problem, and trying to possibly help the cat live another day, keep your cat on your own property. It's really as simple as that. If it weren't for irresponsible, neglectful, careless pet owners, there wouldn't even be a need for these types of traps, and neighbors would not feel forced to resort to using them. I can completely understand the neighbor's frustration.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 08-05-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I just want to add that human being's rights trump any pet rights in matters such as these. Human beings are the species who buy homes, and we have the right to enjoy our property without it being damaged/destroyed by ignorant, careless neighbors who allow their cats to roam free, believing it's 'cruel" to confine them to their own property. It's much crueler to subject them to the dangers that exist for them once they are put outdoors. Anyone who truly doesn't get this concept should not be allowed to even own pets.

Pet owners who allow their pets to roam free are the first to be offended at anyone actually taking issue with it. If you wish to allow your cat to roam free, don't be surprised if I send you a bill for damages caused by YOUR cat, to anything on MY property.

Again, if you don't want your cat trapped by a neighbor who is trying to take care of a problem, and trying to possibly help the cat live another day, keep your cat on your own property. It's really as simple as that. If it weren't for irresponsible, neglectful, careless pet owners, there wouldn't even be a need for these types of traps, and neighbors would not feel forced to resort to using them. I can completely understand the neighbor's frustration.
You are a complete unknowledgeable bigoted moron. Cats are protected by law as free roaming creatures and any person committing an act of cruelty (such as trapping a cat) is liable to prosecution. If you want to quote law you should first learn it. Clearly you have not as you would otherwise know that human rights can only be violated by a person, organisation or state, not by animals. Rights are specific and are only violated when the right in question is denied or infringed upon. You will find no reference to cats in gardens in any of the articles or protocols of the ECHR or UDHR. But then if you know the law as you imply you must already be aware of this. Although I get the impression you're just a cat hater trying to look clever.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 10-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Laws on bait traps for cats

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
You are a complete unknowledgeable bigoted moron. Cats are protected by law as free roaming creatures and any person committing an act of cruelty (such as trapping a cat) is liable to prosecution. If you want to quote law you should first learn it. Clearly you have not as you would otherwise know that human rights can only be violated by a person, organisation or state, not by animals. Rights are specific and are only violated when the right in question is denied or infringed upon. You will find no reference to cats in gardens in any of the articles or protocols of the ECHR or UDHR. But then if you know the law as you imply you must already be aware of this. Although I get the impression you're just a cat hater trying to look clever.
Listen, you are uneducated. First off, animals, right or wrongly, are considered 'property'. YOUR property is infringing upon mine. You have no rights on my property and any lawyer will tell you that. The people who let their cats outside are the ones being irresponsible and obviously do not care about them nor are they concerned for their safety. I love cats. I have always had cats. I am owned by a cat now. But, being educated and responsible, I dont let my cat outisde. I am not inconsiderate of my neighbors rights to enjoy their own property nor do I want to subject my cats to the multitude of dangers that you do every time you let it out your door. I volunteer for the MSPCA as well as several other animal organizations. I consider myself an 'animal activist'. I have seen first hand what happens to animals when their careless, thoughtless owners let them roam. Fist off, why should you be able to dictate what goes on on MY property? Why do you have the audacity to think that you can do whatever you damn well please and the rest of your neighbors are supposed to modify their lifestyles so we can all accomodate yours? You are inconsiderate and ignorant and frankly you are unfit to own any creature.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 05-14-2014, 02:01 PM   #7
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Laws on bait traps for cats

Wow. I would bet that you're not very affectionate toward the people around you, let alone the other living creatures who have to suffer your anthrocentric existence.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 05-20-2014, 03:56 PM   #8
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Wow. I would bet that you're not very affectionate toward the people around you, let alone the other living creatures who have to suffer your anthrocentric existence.
Anthrocentric? How dare you call me a ******. I'm a white man.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 06-27-2016, 04:10 AM   #9
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I just want to add that human being's rights trump any pet rights in matters such as these. Human beings are the species who buy homes, and we have the right to enjoy our property without it being damaged/destroyed by ignorant, careless neighbors who allow their cats to roam free, believing it's 'cruel" to confine them to their own property. It's much crueler to subject them to the dangers that exist for them once they are put outdoors. Anyone who truly doesn't get this concept should not be allowed to even own pets.

Pet owners who allow their pets to roam free are the first to be offended at anyone actually taking issue with it. If you wish to allow your cat to roam free, don't be surprised if I send you a bill for damages caused by YOUR cat, to anything on MY property.

Again, if you don't want your cat trapped by a neighbor who is trying to take care of a problem, and trying to possibly help the cat live another day, keep your cat on your own property. It's really as simple as that. If it weren't for irresponsible, neglectful, careless pet owners, there wouldn't even be a need for these types of traps, and neighbors would not feel forced to resort to using them. I can completely understand the neighbor's frustration.
How do you assume that because someone allows their cat out that they are ignorant and careless? That is a blanket statement. Since when did a cat being outdoors become wrong? Just because one allows a cat out does not mean they have not done their duty by the animal. Cats are not the only animals that do the deeds you have described. So in order to live in your pristine world birds who crap on cars, raccoons that crawl on cars, and any other animal who is free should be removed in some way shape or form! I call bs.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 09-22-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Angry Re: Laws on bait traps for cats

I totally understand what you are saying. But, My neighbor has baited my cats into his yard, Trapped them and took them to the pound. I had to pay $120 to get them out, after I had searched for them for days. We have a fenced in back yard. And you say this will solve the problem. Well it obviously doesn't because cats can get out of fences. And you might say back that we are being careless letting them out. Well, we arent. Because they are indoor/ outdoor cats. We let them out when they need to use the bathroom and let them back in. Our food for them is inside.. SO OF COURSE if they SMELL FOOD coming from my neighbors yard they are going to Investigate. And first of all they wouldn't even be over there if there wasnt any food out for them to investigate. He told animal control that cats around the neighborhood are doing damages to his cars, and if he finds out the owners he is going to file a lawsuit. Well its not our cats doing the damages because they dont even damage our property.. and they arent free to roam. We have had several strays come around our house, so those are the ones doing the damages. I think there should be some kind of law saying you cant bait a trap. Because of course they are going to come over and eat the food.
  Reply With Quote


Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
None

This thread has 226 replies and has been viewed 78950 times


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If she sees my cats outside she'll charge me $25... Can she do that? Marina Lynne Landlord vs Tenant Issues 8 11-21-2013 05:17 AM
Can someone sue me...? (savannah cats from Kijiji) Baileyan Government and Administrative Law 1 05-03-2012 02:18 PM
KFC MOUSE TRAPS AND TIRDS todddy Miscellaneous Topics 3 12-16-2010 12:54 AM
Eviction: I had 2 cats and had not paid the cat deposit. Unregistered Landlord vs Tenant Issues 2 10-23-2010 05:18 PM
business and liability (to open up a bait shop and sell bait) Unregistered Insurance Issues 1 02-21-2010 08:40 AM




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:09 AM.


Use of the Forums is subject to our Disclaimer. Copyright 2009-2018 by LegalJunkies.com