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Laws That Limit or Prohibit Pets

The ASPCA is opposed to laws that prohibit a person from having a companion animal, except in cases where the person has been convicted of cruelty to animals, animal fighting or other crimes involving mistreatment of animals. The ASPCA is opposed to laws that impose limits on the number or size of pets an individual may keep. The ASPCA supports rental and leasing contracts that permit tenants or apartment owners to have pets.