Voters at a town meeting in Dudley added language to a town bylaw on Monday night that makes it illegal to own more than three cats without a $50 residential kennel license.
The article was in response to a neighborhood feud over the 15 cats owned by Mary Ellen Richards.
The Telegram & Gazette of Worcester reports that one neighbor claimed the cats have ruined his yard.
Richards has put her home up for sale and says she plans to move to a "more cat-friendly community."
Dudley is about 60 miles southwest of Boston.