Under current law, it's illegal to have more than three in a household and people who want to have more felines must obtain a kennel permit.
Councilman Paul Koretz wants to change the city code because he says the cap on cats hurts efforts to get animals off streets and out of shelters.
However, critics worry that increasing the number could lead to disputes among neighbors or even hoarding situation.
Putting a limit on the number of dogs, cats or other pets a household is allowed to keep may seem strange, but such laws are relatively common.
Residents of Omaha, Neb., are allowed up to three dogs and five cats. The people of Pittsburgh can have a maximum of five pets within city limits. In Dallas, the number of cats and dogs depends on the size of the home and surrounding property.
The Rangitikei District of New Zealand recently made international headlines when it passed an ordinanceRead More »from How Many Cats is Too Many?