Where do legislators find the time to think up all these crazy laws?!
Here’s a bunch of crazy, funny, and yes – stupid – laws concerning dogs from right here in the good ol’ US of A. I know some of them are antique and have actually been repealed, but some are actually still in existence!
Colorado: The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park. (umm….maybe just badly worded?)
It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets. (Who on earth did this??)
It is illegal to give a dog whiskey. (Darn!)
No person may keep a smelly dog. (Actually reads: No person shall keep or maintain any animal, poultry or fowl in such a manner to cause inconvenience or disturbance to other persons by reason of noise, odor or other cause.)
It is against the law to make faces at dogs. (HAHAHA – we’re sunk!)
It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber. (But other means are okay???? Yikes!)
In one town, fights between cats and dogs are prohibited. (Do they have a drug to quell this natural instinct? And I guess dog fights are condoned??)
It is illegal for a dog to urinate on a parking meter. (Apparently this is from a particular town, where supposedly there are no parking meters.)
A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it’s a police dog. (I really hope this is misquoted…)
Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog. (LOL!!)
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property. (Or else the neighborhood will go to the dogs…. Sorry, I just had to say it.)
Outdated or current, the fact is that these laws do or once did exist. I’d love to know how some of them came into existence!