A Utah woman was stunned when she was charged with an outdated law because her pet cat & # 39; in general & # 39; stood on its OWN front yard.
When Kate Anderson was approached by animal control officials on June 24, she thought something had happened to Milo Fox 13.
But city officials gave Anderson a quote because she had committed two criminals by leaving her beloved ginger tabby in the family's garden.
The second charge was for "no animal license confirmed".
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Stop in the name of the claw! Milo the moggy and his owner were accused after being spotted in his own garden
Kate Anderson, from Murray City, Utah, told Fox 13 she was shocked when animal servants gave her a quote for two crimes by leaving her beloved ginger tabby in the family's garden
& # 39; This is a cat that has been neutered and chipped and vaccinated and does not pose a threat to society, & # 39; Anderson told Fox 13.
& # 39; That (quote) tells me to call for my court date … for my crimes … that I have my cat outside. & # 39;
Anderson joked that using the expression & # 39; in general & # 39; Milo sounded like a fugitive … like (he) robbed a bank & # 39 ;.
The archaic law of which Anderson and her cat were guilty, dates from 1963, and blocks residents of Murray town from running around animals.
Part of the regulation states: & # 39; It is illegal for the owner or person who is responsible, caring, guardianial or in control of any animal to allow such animal to run generally at any time. & # 39;
& # 39; The owner or person responsible for an animal found to be isolated is strictly liable for a violation … regardless of whether the owner or responsible person knows that the animal is in the wild. & # 39;
Murray City continues to define & # 39; in general & # 39 ;, whenever an animal is not on a leash, limited to a vehicle or secured in the yard.
& # 39; I don't think most people think it's illegal to let your cat out under any circumstances, & # 39; said Anderson.
Milo became soiled by an outdated law dating back to 1963 that prohibited residents of Murray City from allowing animals to roam freely
Anderson joked that the expression & # 39; in general & # 39; in the citation Milo sounded & # 39; like a fugitive … as (he) robbed a bank & # 39;
A neighbor gave animal control by spotting Milo in front of the Anderson front garden (photo). Anderson said on Facebook that the neighbor also brought & # 39; our cat to the pound a few weeks ago because he didn't like the cat being outside & # 39;
Animal control was alerted to the cat in general when an unnamed neighbor took offense at Milo, who was sleeping on the lawn and sent a photo.
Anderson wrote on Facebook that the neighbor brought our cat to the pound a few weeks ago, because he did not like that the cat was outside. We only found out because the cat was chipped & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I think I might have to fly around the neighborhood to instruct everyone to pay attention – this man will consciously kidnap your pet, & # 39; wrote the concerned cat owner.
City officials have now moved to reject the charges against Milo, so Anderson does not have to go to court.
Anderson was stunned when she was charged with outdated law because her pet cat & # 39; in general & # 39; was on her own front yard and wrote about the incident on Facebook
Anderson also wrote on Facebook about the neighbor Milo had reported to animal control – it was not the first time they offended Milo to be outside
City officials have now moved to dismiss the charge, so Anderson, who lives in Murray with her husband (right), does not have to go to court
But she managed to put them first in front of animal control officials and said: “It sounded like the regulation was vague for some reason, so if there are strange circumstances they can do something about it. & # 39;
& # 39; But it just feels like animal control is getting out of hand. & # 39;
Milo is treated as part of the Anderson family.
& # 39; He has a cat door, so he just comes and goes, & # 39; said Anderson.
She added that the law & # 39; is definitely outdated, I think there should be an addition or change to the regulation somewhere, with the exception of cats & # 39 ;.
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