Council licensing alert over kennels and catteries as people go on holiday

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council reminds residents that kennels and catteries are subject to licensing regulations. Photo submitted

As residents embark on the summer months when many families start going on summer holidays in the UK and overseas, there is often a need for the family’s dogs and cats to be well cared for while their owners enjoy a well-deserved break.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council reminds residents that kennels and catteries are subject to licensing regulations and must be licensed to house cats and/or dogs by the local authority.

Unfortunately the council very recently encountered a kennel/cattery operating without a license in our area.

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The council has many approved premises in the area, which can very well meet the needs of your animals.

The council’s health, safety and licensing team urges people to ensure they have checked a premises before choosing to board their pet there.

Cllr David Elvidge, Portfolio Holder for Community Empowerment and the Voluntary Sector at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: ‘As we all look forward to the summer holidays, I know many pet owners need to consider the best options to ensure their beloved pets are well taken care of during this time.

“It is really important that residents of the East Riding only use registered and approved kennels and catteries to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained.

“Residents can do their own research on the council’s website for approved options and feel safe knowing they have chosen a safe option for their pet while away from home.”

Does the local have a license?

Details can be found on public registers on the board’s website: www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/licences-and-registrations/available-licences/animals/catteries-kennels/#know-what-boarding-.

They must also display a license reference on their business websites/accounts.

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