The Good Kennel Guide is calling on the Government to support kennels and catteries before they are forced out of business.
“With foreign travel uncertainty continuing to wipe out this holiday season, we anticipate that the licensed animal boarding industry could be decimated, with more than 80% of businesses in some areas closing by February 2022,” said guide founder Sarah Harrison.
“Early indications are that people will not travel at all this year or will stay in the UK, taking their beloved pet with them. With a huge increase in pet ownership during lockdown, many new pet owners will be wondering what to do with their pet when normality returns.”
Since The Good Kennel Guide’s report on the hidden kennel closure crisis was first published in March, some councils have provided limited support to kennels and catteries but many are still holding out.
Sarah said: “Our new research shows that many of the councils refusing to pay out are in UK staycation…