LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Can cat lovers save the city of Los Angeles from feline overpopulation?
A Los Angeles City Council committee is expected to consider that question Tuesday as part of a motion that would allow city residents to own up to five cats instead of three.
The motion (PDF), which was first introduced by Councilman Paul Koretz on Nov. 8, cites an ordinance that limits the number of cats a person may own as a key barrier to preventing cat adoptions and reducing the number of stray cats citywide.
Only residents who have a kennel permit are currently permitted to have more than three cats, according to Municipal Code Section 53.00.
Koretz told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the measure is aimed at slashing the euthanasia rate among stray cats and getting more cats adopted out of city shelters.