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Wed, Dec 12 | By Rebecca Andrews | 366

NEW JERSEY – Dogs and cats may soon be able to see things eye-to-eye. That is, if a local township passes an ordinance that would make the restrictions on cats to be equal with those of dogs. The proposed bill in East Brunswick, NJ wo… more ›

NJ Legislation – Equality for Cats and Dogs
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Izzypawprint
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Izzypawprint
5 years ago

I really don't think it's in a cats best interest to be alowed to roam free outside.

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Alexx W.
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Alexx W.
5 years ago

Hopefully this law passes

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Anthony G.
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Anthony G.
5 years ago

Sounds reasonable especially if the cat isn't neutered. I'm sure most people don't want to hear the meowing or having cats spraying around their home.

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Kelly R.
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Kelly R.
5 years ago

i hope it passes but there will be a lot of angry people im sure

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

Do cats need licenses? My cats don't have them but, then again, we don't let them out. I suppose making the law equal for cats and dogs is a good thing, though.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

I hope this passes. There should be no differences between dogs and cats. And hopefully, this will help with the horrendous problems of cat overpopulation.

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Allison M.
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Allison M.
5 years ago

I wonder if this ever passed? It would help with the pet over population problem. I'm all for it.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

Hopefully this will help with feral population.

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
6 years ago

Cats should not be allowed to roam outside without a leash period. Feral cats are one thing, but to let your pet cat out is asking for the poor thing to be killed. There are too many dangers out there, like cars and disgusting idiots who like to shoot them because they feel "threatened". If you have the money, you can get that cat fencing for the outdoors, so your cat can enjoy being outside.

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Good luck walking a cat on a leash

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Kelly R.
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Kelly R.
5 years ago

i take my cats out on leashes all the time they love it

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Adaira  R.
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Adaira R.
6 years ago

Our borough puts the same restrictions on cats and dogs and I approve of this. A pet is a pet regardless.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

I agree. It makes no difference if you own a cat or dog, you have to be responsible for your pet.

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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

They should be equal. I would be willing to license my cat

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

cats and dogs should be equal

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

I have read that liciencing for cats does not help the cat population.

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

i agree with maryp

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

Fair is fair. This would make more cat owners responsible I'll bet. I keep my kitties indoors for their safety & my peace of mind.

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Cam J.
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Cam J.
6 years ago

I hope this works. But its rather funny thinking about walking a cat on a leash. Good luck all.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

I wish that law was in my state. It would help cut down the cat fights and population. Its time for cat owners to be responsible.

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Kip B.
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Kip B.
6 years ago

maybe it works in cities

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.:Jademist:.
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.:Jademist:.
6 years ago

Maybe cities think this is OK.

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Janet V.
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Janet V.
6 years ago

Maybe in the cities this would be OK.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

I think this would definitely affect a lot of people. I have many neighbors that let their cats out and they usually don't go too far from the house. I don't see a lot of cats doing well on leashes and if they can't go outside I am sure they will become depressed and scracth at the door a lot because they just don't understand.

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Christa G.
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Christa G.
6 years ago

i think this is a good thing. its annoying seeing a bunch of cats running around, and going into other people's yards.

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Lois Y.
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Lois Y.
6 years ago

Great idea. Dog people were always the ones that had to ante up money for licenses, this is more fair.

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Kimberly G.
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Kimberly G.
6 years ago

We have to protect our animals

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Kristi L.
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Kristi L.
6 years ago

Cats and dogs should be equal.

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Jenn
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Jenn
6 years ago

It's a great idea.

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Jodi R.
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Jodi R.
6 years ago

What are the other restrictions? Will there be a limit on the amount of cats a person could have?

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tender p.
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tender p.
6 years ago

thats a great thing no pet should be out without a leash!

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

I think the increase in license fee is too large. I can understand increasing the fee, but this is almost double. Maybe they could find vets to volunteer their time to spay and neuter animals. I agree with the $60 for impounding an animal since the animals should be on leashes and not out free. I can understand that if pet cats are roaming publicly then they should be on a leash.

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Charmedone92
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Charmedone92
6 years ago

I guess equality is neccessary in society for things to run smoothly =)!

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Charlotte C.
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Charlotte C.
6 years ago

I've definitely had more issues with cats screaming in the middle of the night than dogs barking. I think it's a good idea

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

wow the leash can be only 8 feet. that leaves no room to roam.

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Lksix
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Lksix
6 years ago

I think this law should be in iffect everywhere.

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Beaglemutz
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Beaglemutz
6 years ago

Laws that have helped out dogs can also be put in place to help out cats. Licensing, rabies, leash laws. Cats seem to be second class citizens and has caused the cat population epidemic.

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Roxann
6 years ago

I'm shocked by the impoundments fee...since I thought ours was too high but the BIG difference in theirs and that in my community is the money goes back to HELP other animals! I do agree though that cats can irritate people as much as dogs. Like scratching paint and leaving paw prints on cars, knocking down trash cans etc..

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Animaloverzzz
6 years ago

I would worry about the impound fee being so high, unless that amount is common for most places. I would hope the high fee wouldn't stop people from reclaiming their pets.

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Amber M.
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Amber M.
6 years ago

While this may help some it wont help as much as you would think. Our town did something like this but they dont inforce it. The cats still run everywhere. I have cats and I make sure that I keep them inside or in the fenced back yard when we are outside with them.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

I wish our state had that law. Our neighborhood is over-run with cats. No one believes in spay/neutering. Its constant cat fights. This law is needed nationwide.

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Leiah D.
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Leiah D.
6 years ago

I love this idea. I see so many cats roaming the neighborhood that it is not funny. I don't know if they belong to anyone or not. I am allergic to cats and I can't tell you how many I have had to run in the house or jump in my car. Then, there was one time that I did not know a cat was under my hood of my car. It was winter time and I killed it by turning my car on. It was horrible and I felt awful. We took the cat to our vet, but, it was too late. The owners were finally found after two weeks and were told about it. I had left my name and number so I could tell them how bad I felt. I got my butt chewed and it was a horrible scene. I explained that it took two weeks for them to be found and not only that, if they cared so much, they should not have let the cat roam. They said they did not realized the cat was gone until they got the call because the cat would wonder off all the time and stay gone three weeks at a time. I asked why they were so upset then. I would think if you truely thought of the cat as a part of the family, you would keep better tabs on it. I was called all kind of names. Well, these people got a new cat and guess what....it is always wondering around. I hate it..I really do. It seems like cat owners....or some of them anyway, don't care if their cats bother other people or not.

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dana R.
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dana R.
6 years ago

Fair enough. Cats shouldn't be allowed to roam all over, just like dogs aren't. It's really annoying to have cats all through your yard, gardens, etc especially since they tend to mark and poop there too. UGH! They also torment the other pets in the household- dogs, cats etc.
About time someone said something...

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Ed D.
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Ed D.
6 years ago

Got no problem with this one. Cats and dogs are different in how they behave outdoors, but for the neighbors, they're both nuisances.

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Matt & Margaret M.
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Matt & Margaret M.
6 years ago

I think this may keep some cats safely indoors.

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Bailiesmom
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Bailiesmom
6 years ago

I would think that this would be hard to enforce. How do you determine who is a pet cat and who is a stray cat? And, I'm unclear how a cat can disturb the peace. I am little confused about the article. I need more information.

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betty p.
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betty p.
6 years ago

I can agree with the licensing of indoor cats. We have so many folks come into our shelter and say "but by dog is an indoor dog. It only goes outside to potty." They try hard to get out of getting tags. And by having the cats licensed, and they wear the tag, and they get out, then you can find the owner easier.

Personally I would love to see a law if you microchip your animal and register it with the county you live in, that you never have to buy another license. You would have to make sure to let them know if you give the animal away. But I think a one time fee and a microchip would be the best way.

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Cousinfrosty
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Cousinfrosty
6 years ago

Cats should not be outside roaming around loose.

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Iboda
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Iboda
6 years ago

If you are going to let your cat outdoors; it should be on a leash and have proper id and shots.

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Getta S.
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Getta S.
6 years ago

Cats can be leash trained ,I know a few that are.But this needs to be thought out more and I think something else should be done..,what ? I don't know,but something.

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PackLeader1
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PackLeader1
6 years ago

It sounds good on paper, but cats on leashes in hard to imagine.

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