Subchapter 8 - BOARDING KENNEL REGULATION ACT¶
§ 17-364 Short title. This subchapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Boarding Kennel Regulation Act".
§ 17-365 Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term "boarding kennel, business or establishment" means a facility other than an animal shelter where animals not owned by the proprietor of such facility are sheltered, harbored, maintained, groomed, fed or watered in return for a fee.
§ 17-366 Proof of vaccination required. No dog shall be accepted at a boarding kennel, business or establishment unless the owner of such dog provides proof to such facility, including but not limited to a health certificate, a bill or receipt from a veterinarian or other documentation acceptable to the department, that such animal has been vaccinated against rabies, distemper, hepatitis, para influenza and parvo during the previous three years and against bordetella during the previous six months; provided that an owner of a dog shall not be required to provide proof of vaccination pursuant to this section if such owner provides a written statement from a veterinarian indicating that the dog of such owner should not be given such vaccination because of a standard veterinary contraindication and that such dog does not show symptoms of the disease or diseases for which such vaccination is contraindicated.
§ 17-367 Record keeping. Every boarding kennel, business or establishment shall maintain and make available for inspection records for each dog utilizing such facility for a period of twelve (12) months from the last day of such utilization indicating: the owner's name, address, telephone number and emergency contact; duration of stay; services provided; and proof of vaccinations or veterinarian's statements that vaccination is contraindicated.
§ 17-368 Inspection. The department shall conduct an inspection of the records of each boarding kennel, business or establishment to determine such facility's compliance with the provisions of this subchapter.
§ 17-369 Rules. The department may promulgate rules as may be necessary for the purpose of implementing and carrying out the provisions of this subchapter.
§ 17-370 Violations and penalties. Any owner or operator of a boarding kennel, business or establishment that violates any provision of this subchapter shall be liable for a civil penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars for each violation. A proceeding to recover any such civil penalty shall be commenced by the service of a notice of violation which shall be returnable to the administrative tribunal established by the department. Such tribunal shall have the power to impose civil penalties prescribed by this section.