Doggone Dumb Laws!

Check out these dumb U.S. laws!



Anchorage: No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car.



• Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

Belvedere: City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash".

Cathedral City: One may not bring their dog to school.

Cerritos: All dog “waste” must be removed from any yard within seven days.

Glendale: One may not take his dog on an elevator with him.

Los Angeles: It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church.

Portola: One may not allow his or her dog to chase a squirrel in the summer.

San Jose: It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.

Shasta Lake: One may not raffle off a dog as a gift in any public place.



Alamosa:To own a dog over three months of age, one must obtain a license.

Denver: 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.



Hartford: You may not educate dogs.


Chicago: It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.

Crete: It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one’s dog.

Galesburg: No person may keep a smelly dog.

Normal: It is against the law to make faces at dogs.

Zion: It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.



Topeka: No matter how nice it may be, a pet Pit Bull is not allowed within the city limits.



Fort Thomas: Dogs may not molest cars.



Boston: It is illegal for any citizen to own more than three dogs.

Hopkinton: Though horses and cows are allowed on the common, dogs are prohibited.

Malboro: It is illegal for any citizen to own more than two dogs.



• DOG LAW OF 1919: It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.



• One may not pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor.



Barber: Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

Rocky Mount: It is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.



Paulding: A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.



• Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

• People who make “ugly faces” at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.

Bartlesville: If ones dog is run over by a car, the owner must pay for the dog’s disposal.



Stanfield: It is against the law for animals to have sex in the city limits.



Millville: One may not shoot any dog that is found wandering the streets.



Clemson: “Vicious Dogs” may not be kept within the city limits. Bitches in heat shall be confined.

Myrtle Beach: Dogs may not be on the beach during the summer months during the daytime or the owner may be arrested.



• The definition of “dumb animal” includes every living creature.



Jasper: Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times.



Ogden: No molesting animals.



• No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.



• It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.

• Roadkill may be taken home for supper.


Check out these dumb International laws!



• You may not spay your female dog or cat.



• It is against the law to feed animals in public places.

• It is considered an offense to operate a mobile spay/neuter clinic - it is considered peddling.

• The raising of Rotweiller dogs is prohibited.


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