Massachusetts Considers Regulating Companion Animal Daycare Facilities

Massachusetts House Bill 3356 would require the licensing of commercial boarding or training kennels; require certain training programs for staff; and require injuries to dogs or people be reported; and authorize the promulgation of regulations governing the issuance and revocation of such licenses with regard to “staff to dog ratios, group sizes and supervision, minimum housing and care requirements, indoor and outdoor physical facility requirements, dog handling, insurance, fire and emergency plans, and penalties for violation thereof.”