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L.A. May Raise Limit on Cat Ownership to Five

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Crazy cat ladies, the law may soon be on your side.

Cat Limit Pet Los Angeles

A cat at the Los Angeles Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in August. (Credit: LA Times)

A Los Angeles city councilman is trying to change city code to allow residents to own five cats, up from three.

Under current law, it is illegal to own more than three cats at a time. Those who wish to keep more must obtain a kennel permit.

Councilman Paul Koretz says the current cap hurts efforts to get animals off the streets and out of shelters.

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