Four dogs is now the limit in East Los Angeles

East L.A. dog owners can now legally own four pets

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EAST LOS ANGELES —  Dog lovers in East Los Angeles and other unincorporated parts of L.A. County can now legally have four canines instead of three per household.

The Board of Supervisors voted today to raise the limit to four animals as part of an effort to boost the adoption of dogs and reduce their numbers in county shelters.

“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 Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, in a statement.

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who represents East Los Angeles and co-sponsored the measure, said that with so many dogs currently living in shelters, “individuals who wish to add to their family by adopting an additional dog should be given the opportunity.”

Officials note that San Bernardino and San Diego counties have also raised the dog limit to four.

However, in the City of Los Angeles,  only 3 dogs are allowed per property, said Sara Ebrahimi, spokeswoman for the Department of Animal Services.  Ebrahimi said she is not aware of any plan to raise the limit.

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