Illinois Becomes First State to Implement Boarding Kennel Safety Law

Chicago, IL: ABC7 reports that a new law will help protect dogs and cats staying in Illinois kennels. Governor JB Pritzker signed the bill in response to a fire in January that killed 29 dogs in a West Chicago boarding facility. “Kennels are now required to be staffed at all times, or owners must install a fire alarm or sprinkler system in every building where animals are housed,” the report states.

About Susan Nilson

Susan Nilson began her career with Reuters in London, England, and has over 15 years’ editorial experience in print and digital publications across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is currently managing editor of BARKS from the Guild. She is also a companion animal behavior consultant and trainer (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) and an accredited professional canine behavior consultant (Pet Professional Accreditation Board).

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