LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday to allow homes to keep as many as five cats.

Los Angeles households are right now allowed to keep just three spayed or neutered cats, whether indoor or outdoor. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to ask the City Attorney to draft an ordinance in which households would be able to keep up to five spayed or neutered cats, all indoors.

The proposed change is aimed at lowering the number of shelter cats that are euthanized, with cats often at greater risk than dogs of being put down.

Other municipalities have higher caps on cat ownership or none at all, according to Animal Services officials. San Diego does not limit the number of felines, and Santa Monica has no limit on cats kept indoors.

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