L.A. City Council Might Change Limit on Number of Cats Residents Can Own

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If you ever felt that owning three cats was not enough, a Los Angeles City Council committee could soon take a step toward giving you license to have more of the furry little scamps.

But the goal of the proposed rule change is not to encourage cat hoarding, but to save felines.

Councilman Paul Koretz, chair of the council’s Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee, is trying to change city codes to allow residents to be able to own five cats. Under current law, it is illegal to own more than three cats at a time without a kennel permit, though enforcement of that rule has been lax.

The committee will vote on the issue later on Tuesday afternoon. If the proposal to increase the cat limit passes this vote, it would then go to the City Council for a final vote.

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