At This Time, Philebrity Would Like To Voice Its Continued Support Of The City Of Philadelphia’s 12-Cat Limit
All through the long ’90s here in Philadelphia, anyone who ever cared to pass by the corner of Washington and Passyunk had a standing reminder of the perils of becoming too much of a cat person. Affectionately dubbed “Mid-City Cat & Tire,” the premises there housed many more cats than humans; the place is still legendary. The smell of it alone.
We bring it up because, as City Council is presently considering some leniency in its standing policy — that a single dwelling may contain no more than 12 cats or dogs, with present considerations possibly allowing for more, should a property hold multiple dwellings — we’d like to say that maybe we should be heading in the other direction. Mammals, be they human, canine, or feline, only have so much love they can possibly give to one another; if anything, we’d like to see some changes in the law reflecting exactly this. Or, more to the point, consider this: Cats have already colonized the whole of the Internet; leave Philadelphia to its humans.