By Bob Katzen
This bill Would require the Department of Agricultural Resources to establish rules and regulations for boarding kennels and daycare facilities for dogs, including home-based kennels and daycare facilities — including staff to dog ratios group sizes and supervision, minimum housing and care requirements, indoor and outdoor physical facility requirements, dog handling, insurance and penalties for violations.
“I originally sponsored this legislation in response to a horrific incident in which a local family’s two small dogs, in the care of a dog kennel, were mauled to death,” said sponsor Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury). “I subsequently learned this had happened to other beloved pets. This bill helps ensure that dogs are responsibly cared for in these types of facilities.”