From Kevin McKeown, Santa Monica Councilmember:
To Whom It May Concern:
In my capacity as a Santa Monica City Councilmember, I was shown a document
from the "Animal Issues Movement" claiming that the City of Santa Monica
limits possession of domestic animals. The document said, specifically,
"SANTA MONICA - Although they have no limit in their MC, their City
Attorney advises them they can implement the LA County limits automatically:
Three (3) dogs/three (3) cats. (Santa Monica requires a kennel permit and
city business license for anyone having above the 'average' number of
I wish to correct the record, as I believe this "Animal Issues Movement"
document may have been submitted pursuant to an issue before your Council,
purporting to represent facts in the matter. Insofar as the document
describes Santa Monica law and/or policy, it certainly does not appear to be
Our City Attorney's office is unaware of any limitation on the number of
dogs and cats allowed for a household in Santa Monica. There has been no
discussion of this issue at the City Council level. While we do have
business licenses for kennels, of course, there is no stipulation that
requires such a license for "anyone having above the 'average' number of
pets," nor do we or would we ever write laws or make policies based on such
Thank you for allowing this clarification.
Santa Monica City Councilmember
Kevin McKeown | Santa Monica, CA (USA)
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