Police ban widow's sign after 31 years
A widow was told by police to remove a notice on her fence which read: "Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses."
The sign had hung on Jean Groves fence for thirty-one years without complaint.
Jean said even Jehovah's Witnesses treated it as a laugh and she put the sign back on the fence after the police left.
According to The Sun she said: "It's only a lark and it's staying there. I don't see what the fuss is about. Don't people have a sense of humour any more?"
Jean has a dog but it is a three-month-old Jack Russell named Rabbit.
Jean who lives in Bursledon, Hants, said: "My husband Gordon hung it up and it's been there ever since. No one has said anything in all that time. The police said it was 'distressing and offensive and inappropriate'."
Mrs Grove's son Richard, 53, said: "We never had a visit from Jehovah's Witnesses for years, so I suppose the sign did the job.
"There's no way we could take it down - it's living testament to dad's sense of humour. The only dogs we have ever had would have been more likely to lick people to death rather than eat them."
A Jehovah's Witness said: "If we see signs like that we just walk away."
Well that's just the point isn't it, proof that it works, - I've always wanted to put a sign on my gate proclaiming that 'Ramblers will be shot on sight! (especially ones wearing red cagooles)