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Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Santa Cruz Animal Services will begin a door to door search for unlicensed companion animals in an effort to obtain lost funding.
Santa Cruz Animal Services has just announced a door to door search of Santa Cruz County designed to investigate and obtain animal licenses for companion animals. The census will be conducted by un-uniformed "census takers" who will be collecting information about unlicensed animals and reporting this information to law enforcement for pending citations.

Human companions will have the opportunity to buy licenses for their dogs during the house to house search, and to purchase RFID microchip identification tags from SCAS. Owners who choose to buy services from SCAS will not be cited.
 
 


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Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

I am happy and proud that my Queensland Heeler has a license.

Licenses help lost animals to be returned home, and injured animals to have their owners contacted.

Licenses protect our children, when dog bites occur and vaccination records must be inspected.

Licenses help protect our law enforcement officers by alerting them to the presence of dangerous dogs while ridding our neighborhoods of meth labs and crack houses.

Licenses encourage people to remain responsible, law-abiding members of civil society.

Licenses help to pay for needed social programs.

Licence compliance inspections like these provide law enforcement with valuable access tools to inspect the homes of right-wing Constitutional extremists and harborers of potential terrorists, drug dens, sex slave rings, and child pornographers.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Civil society? Tell that to an Iraqi child orphaned or maimed in the U.S. oil war.

Unconstitutional house to house searches by this government? It does not make me feel safe.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Why is everything you dont like "unconstitutional"?

They wont enter your home without invitation. What's visible or audible from the front of your house, is in the public commons.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

They may not enter homes without an invitation, but it sounds like from the post that they will be snooping inside of houses when they knock on doors. This sounds like an invasion of privacy and unreasonable search without probable cause to me. If they will not be going door to door, as is stated in the original post, someone should clarify this.

P.S. Since when have I claimed that everything I don't like to is unconstitutuional.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

They may not enter homes without an invitation, but it sounds like from the post that they will be snooping inside of houses when they knock on doors. This sounds like an invasion of privacy and unreasonable search without probable cause to me. If they will not be going door to door, as is stated in the original post, someone should clarify this.

P.S. Since when have I claimed that everything I don't like is unconstitutuional?
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

"They may not enter homes without an invitation, but it sounds like from the post that they will be snooping inside of houses when they knock on doors. This sounds like an invasion of privacy and unreasonable search without probable cause to me. If they will not be going door to door, as is stated in the original post, someone should clarify this."

But as the poster already said, they can't come inside your house uninvited without a warrant...
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Yes, but it sounds they will come on your doorstep, knock on your door, and peer inside your house uninvited and without a warrant. The anonymous poster seems to think that the scope of this operation goes far beyond whether or not a pet is licensed, and sees it as a new generalized police tactic that will save civilization. I, on the other, do not trust the police nor do I trust broader policing operations given to informants to the police. In addition, I don’t know, but it seems questionable that the hours put into this operation will truly increase revenue.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Steve, They won't knock on every door, just the doors of people with rusty cars, long hair, or other indicators of lower social status. Poor people don’t pay, they will have to pay. And any other perceived crimes by these undocumented pet criminals found will be reported as well.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Well, if they are truly doing a census they will be going from door to door. A true and reliable census would not be carrying out law enforcement functions.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Why do you think everything is about you, Steve?
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Did I say this was about me?
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

In the city and county of Santa Cruz, every domestic animal must either be restrained on the owner's property or be licenced—except house cats.

Cat owners have the privilege of
•allowing their pets to defecate on neighbors property,
•kill birds at neighbors bird feeders,
•yowl at night disturbing neighbors sleep,
•spread diseases such as plague, parasitic worms, toxoplasmosis (in their feces which are found in gardens and childrens sand boxes-it can KILL people with weak immune systems) and
•knocking over garbage cans and
•Overbreeding

According to the American Bird Conservancy's Cats Indoors-the Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats," housecats, even when fed, kill over and over again, killing 650 MILLION birds each year in the US alone.

Also, outdoor cats suffer from fleas, ticks, diseases and parasites, are killed by cars and cruel people, get wounds, are killed by coyotes, dogs and other cats, and suffer in harsh weather.

Allowing cats to roam is cruel and since SC is so broke, requireng licences for cats as well as passing a law to keep them indoors would raise a lot of revenue—and save the SPCA tons of money dealing with outdoor cats of irresponsible owners.

According to a survey, one third of all cat owners already keep their cats either indoors or in large enclosed indoor/outdoor cateries. Indoor cats can live more than 15 years while outdoor cats often die young.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

That's all fine and good, but the problem as I see it is -- where does it end? People are not allowed to live freely in their natural habitat already. They are taxed in the form of rent or mortgage; not allowed to sleep in parks, etc. Native weeds aren't allowed to grow where they naturally should (cannabis, roadside weeds); now we have to pay for animals to be registered?? That is bullshit.

Animals are considered personal property (whether you believe that or not is another matter). Why should government have the right to spy and document on what is in my house if there is no evidence of a threat?

What is next? Taxation for those who fail to exercise? Registering your toaster oven? (It's dangerous, boys and girls!) You KNOW they've been planning the sex tarriff from day one!

Haven't we slid way too far down this slippery slope already? This is not acceptable, folks.
 

Re: Coming Soon To Your Door: Undercover Animal Cops

Guilty until proven inn.. no, even then still guilty.

Is that the way now?

My cats dont kill anything. I know. They bring home anything they catch, because that's what house cats do. And then I take it away and release it unharmed, or keep it in captivity for a few days or weeks while it heals before release.

I live on SDI and my retirement. I am home all day. When they bring something home, I know.

The only garden within range of my cats, is my own. I eat my own organic produce. Have for years. No Toxic Avenger Plasmosis here.

Fleas? Ticks? That's my problem, not yours. But with a few drops of Revolution every 2 months, it's not even my problem. (They sleep on me at night. If they had fleas, I'd know.)

Disease? 13 years old, indoor/outdoor all their lives, perfectly healthy.

Coyotes? They don't come down here.

Cars? Mine don't leave the park, it's too far.

So keep your g*d damned pick pocketing tax collector fingers out of the fixed income in my pocket! Tax this, tax that, SC needs handout money for another charity service. HOLD A FUCKING BAKE SALE YOU THIEVES. I paid my way for 47 years, and now it's your turn.
 

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