LiKCA formed to protect licensed dog kennels and catteries

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  • Date: 17 November 2014

A new organisation has now been launched that will give a voice to both kennels and catteries. LiKCA has been formed by kennel and cattery owners to provide information and advice for the sector. The organisation are now calling for other members to join whether they are licensed kennel owners or cattery owners as they want to become larger so they can spread the word across the UK.

A spokesman for the LiKCA explained further what their plans are, “We aim to promote the positive aspects of licensed boarding kennels and catteries to the public and educate the public to our high standards of animal welfare, together with a positive experience that dogs and cats can have in this environment.”

LiKCA plan to create a better understanding of the differences between dog owners choosing licensed dog boarding kennels over home boarding. It will show dog owners the difference in conditions their dogs stays, animal welfare, duty of care and health risks.

LiKCA was launched at Crufts this year and gained a lot of attention. Its first conference will be in late April to show that home boarding does not fulfil license requirements. As well as launching their own website, they are planning to launch a forum where members can ask for advice and find information.

Several licensed boarding kennels have been losing business for years due to unregulated competition such as home boarding. These types of businesses tend to hide away from inspection by claiming it isn’t their main business and is more of a hobby or side business. They offer pets to stay in the comfort of their own home when really dogs should be in a boarding kennel where everything is monitored and regulated.

Check out their website www.likca.org.uk if you are interested in dog kennels, if you own one or want to read more into this new organisation.