I've always loved animals. I just moved into a new apartment, and there's no limit on pets. How many is too many?
Teresa, Queens

Erin's catGothamist can sympathize; when we go to the Union Square Petco, we always want to bring all the cats home. But, alas, New York City apartments only have so much space. A friend suggested a ratio of one pet per person, which seems reasonable. We know from experience that 3 cats in a 2-person apartment is a little hard to handle. Not quite Antoine Yates, but it makes for a crowded apartment.

If you're going to adopt a new a new pet, there are hundreds of cats and dogs waiting for homes in New York City shelters. Check out Animal Care & Control of NYC, the Humane Society, and the ASPCA website for more information.