The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis that would require all county-funded housing projects to allow residents to have pets.

“The bond between people and their pets is in­tegral to their physical and mental well-being from childhood throughout the life cycle, “ the motion said.

According to the motion, statistics show that one of the most prominent reasons given by pet guardians for relinquishing their an­im­als is their inability to find rental housing that allows pets.

The percentage of re­lin­quish­ments attributed to land­lord ‘no pet’ rules has, at times, reached 20%, the motion said.

In L.A. County housing was a reason provided for about 24% of dog sur­ren­ders and 20% of cat sur­ren­ders between 2016 and 2018. Historically, 29% of these pets will be euth­anized, the motion said.

The motion, if approved, will instruct the director of the Homeless Initiative, the chief executive office, the director of Animal Care and Control, and the ex­ec­utive director of the Com­munity Development Commission, to return to the Board of Supervisors in 90 days a draft ordinance.

The Board of Su­per­visors meeting is sched­uled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Ken­neth Hahn Hall of Ad­min­is­tra­tion, 500 West Temple St. in downtown Los An­gel­es. Antelope Valley res­i­dents can watch the pro­ceed­ings and testify via a video-conferencing hook­up in the Anna Davis Com­munity Room at the Lan­cast­er Library, 601 West Lancaster Blvd.

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