LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County Supervisors agreed Tuesday to raise the dog limit per household from three to four.
The motion, co-authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis, was approved unanimously.
“Our county shelters are home to far too many animals in need of a loving home. With so many dogs currently living in our shelters, individuals who wish to add to their family by adopting an additional dog should be given the opportunity,” said Solis. “We hope that families will feel encouraged to allow an additional family member into their loving homes.”
“Increasing the dog limit per household will give homeless dogs additional opportunities to find permanent, loving homes and reduce animal homelessness in the county of Los Angeles,” said Marcia Mayeda, director of the county Department of Animal Care and Control.
San Diego and San Bernardino counties already have similar laws.
Previously, private owners in L.A. County were allowed to have up to three dogs per household. Only licensed facilities such as groomers, kennels or pet shops could have more.