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Council urge pet owners to check boarding kennels are licensed

[S]outh Lakeland District Council (SLDC) are offering advice on how to choose the most suitable boarding kennel for your pet this summer.

With the summer holidays approaching, council officers are encouraging pet owners to check that the catteries and kennels they use are licensed boarding establishments.

They also stressing the importance of planning and taking time to visit any potential boarding establishment in order to check the facilities.

The council’s Principal Food, Licensing and Safety Officer, Hardeep Burnley, said: “Ensure that you visit the premises prior to making a booking so that you can determine if the premises is licensed and that you are happy with the environment.

“By doing this you are able to ensure your pet receives the best care and you can enjoy your holiday in the knowledge your pet is well looked after.”

In addition, SLDC highlighted the importance of speaking with staff when visiting any boarding facility to gain an understanding of their experience and for the staff to be made aware about the requirements of your pet.

Ms. Burnley added: “Going to see a boarding establishment gives you the opportunity to learn about the staff and discuss the needs of your pet, such as dietary requirements and vaccinations.”

A list of catteries and kennels licensed in South Lakeland can be found on the public register at www.southlakeland.gov.uk.

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