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“I don’t quite understand why cat owners so routinely ignore D.C. Code § 8-1808”

by Prince Of Petworth March 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm 98 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I see that sometimes people pose difficult questions and I have one that goes like this:

Four or five cats routinely visit my back yard and one is using my planters as litter boxes. Friends have pointed out that cats are better than rats, and I must agree.

Nevertheless, I don’t quite understand why cat owners so routinely ignore
D.C. Code § 8-1808, which prohibits animals from roaming “at large.”

Am I wrong about the code? Are cat owners unaware of this regulation? Perhaps your readers have thoughts on this.”

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