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Swedish state offers mating help to cat in heat
The Local [Se] ^ | 14 Aug 2013

Posted on 08/17/2013 11:22:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

The Swedish authorities could step in and confiscate a cat called Ove and try to get him to breed with a Stockholm woman's cat, after she reported a contract breach and fears her love-sick pet cat will start misbehaving soon.

The plea for help comes after the woman, who lives in Johanneshov, southern Stockholm, ran into trouble shoring up a date for her pet cat with a tomcat called Ove. For unspecified reasons, Ove's owner has backed out of the arrangement, leaving the plaintiff concerned that if a mate isn't found quickly for her in-heat cat, the pet will start urinating on the walls, a behavioural habit the owner claims is irreversible.

The frustrated Stockholm cat owner decided to make a complaint to the Enforcement Agency, an authority mostly known for collecting debts but which also regulates contract disputes between Swedish citizens - including contracts pertaining to animals' breeding life.

"It's not so unusual for us to make these kinds of decisions," Caroline Riderstål, the Enforcement Agency supervisor for the case, told The Local.

Lawyers at the state agency have now ruled in the female cat owner's favour, which in practice means Riderstål's colleagues could march on over to Ove's house, confiscate him, and, in Riderstål's words, "make him available" to the complainant's cat.

"But we of course favour dialogue, and hope they will come to an agreement on how to solve this," Riderstål said, adding that she was sure her colleagues in the law department had taken any relevant animal rights legislation into account in making their decision.

"We came to a decision on a contract basis and such instances crop up from time to time - it can be about anything at all. If a neighbour doesn't move a fence as promised, for example, we move it," she told The Local.

"The cat owner filed the complaint with us because she wanted action."


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: furbabies; kittyping; napl

1 posted on 08/17/2013 11:22:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...


2 posted on 08/17/2013 11:24:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; WesternCulture

Yet they’ll do nothing regarding Moslem ‘problems’ in their main cities. There was a FReeper called Western Culture who would always wax poetic about the Swedes and how they are the best country, but Sweden appears to be just another European country at an advanced stage in its indigenous suicide project. They cannot stop Moslem riots, and will arrest you for trying to protect your property, but have energy for cats in heat.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 11:32:49 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ha! The USA is heading down this road.

Distractions...

BTW, cats own the world. ;-)


4 posted on 08/17/2013 11:35:45 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ I'm now a proud member of the Wacko Bird party.)
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To: spetznaz

On the bright side, the deck chairs on the Titanic are arranged perfectly!


5 posted on 08/17/2013 11:35:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dixiechick2000

They do, but complaining to them doesn’t do any good.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 11:36:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’re right.

“Dictatorial” is the word that comes to mind.


7 posted on 08/17/2013 11:43:23 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (To the GOPe ~ I'm now a proud member of the Wacko Bird party.)
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To: dixiechick2000

cat pimp is closer to the word :)


8 posted on 08/18/2013 12:33:36 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (A Newly Arrived Convert to the Fair Tax! Abolish the IRS! Abolish the FED!)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

9 posted on 08/18/2013 1:09:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

First world problems.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 1:27:29 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh boy. Nothing worse than hearng a cat n heat. Put kitty on a leash, tie to tree, supervise, and watch. In ten minutes, all the boy cats will be doing what comes naturally, and in three to four months she will have kittens.

Or put female kitty in pampers.

I can see this kind of suit for champion horses, but for a cat? This is boggling my mind, I don’t get it. This Ove cat must be the worlds greatest kitteh

Slings, am I missing something?


11 posted on 08/18/2013 2:16:24 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Gefn

If so, I’m missing it too. The complainant should take a swab to Miss Kitty and be done with it.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 2:59:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

.....And getting the cat spayed is not an option?
They shoot horses.
And forcibly sterilize humans...


13 posted on 08/18/2013 3:04:21 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Neutering is definitely an option, but I’d apply it to the plaintiff.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 3:19:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why isn’t the cat spayed?

I had one cat go into heat; I couldn’t get on the phone with the vet fast enough. Her behavior was downright embarrassing.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 3:51:36 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Spaying the cat would be common sense. If any of the parties involved in this story had any common sense there wouldn’t be a story.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 4:27:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

"WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' HELP FROM THE STATE!"
17 posted on 08/18/2013 4:33:33 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Swedish state offers mating help to cat

"Is it warm in here or is it just me?"

18 posted on 08/18/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let Ove outside for a night or two, love will find her.


19 posted on 08/18/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Kill Obamacare not wound it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“...the Enforcement Agency, an authority mostly known for collecting debts...”

I suppose if a stud fee had been paid, the owner of the female would have a good case. But what a name for a government agency!


20 posted on 08/18/2013 7:27:19 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: rlmorel; Slings and Arrows

Uh, like, since when do they need help?


21 posted on 08/18/2013 9:09:15 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (:))
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To: spetznaz
Western Culture is still around. He largely disappears for the summer as the Swedes typically vacation at their summer homes all summer.

We can make fun of them all we like but at least they are getting something out of their socialist pact.

Looking around me, I am not exactly sure what we are getting. Except the bill and the shaft.

22 posted on 08/18/2013 9:19:31 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Silentgypsy

The Nanny State: Now With Cats!


23 posted on 08/18/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rlmorel

Best. Photobomb. EVER.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

LOL...there is SOMETHING about that picture that makes me laugh out loud everytime I see it...:)


25 posted on 08/18/2013 1:57:46 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rlmorel

Me, too.....cracks me up without fail, lol.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 2:30:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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