10/13/2014 10:22 EDT | Updated 12/13/2014 05:59 EST

Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities want to limit pets per household

CORNER BROOK, N.L. - A group that represents municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador is calling on the provincial government to restrict the number of pets allowed per household.

Labrador City Mayor Karen Oldford moved a resolution at a Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador convention over the weekend in Corner Brook calling on the government to pass a law restricting the number of cats per residence.

The resolution was later expanded to include all animals.

Oldford says ideally it would be up to each individual municipality to decide how many pets are too many.

The move was sparked by recent incidents of animal hoarding in the province, including one in Corner Brook two years ago that saw about 200 cats removed from a home.