The British Kennel & Cattery Association (BKCA), a new organisation which acts as a voice for the kennel and cattery sector by providing information and support, was officially launched at this year’s Crufts.
Linked to the Pet Care Trust, the national charity that promotes the benefits of responsible pet ownership, pet care education and training, the BKCA is keen to recruit caring and dynamic boarding kennels and catteries into membership and in return offers a wide variety of benefits to members.
The Trust already has over 120 members in the kennel and cattery sector, and these businesses are now automatically members of the BKCA too. Members are seen as the best in the industry, subscribing to the BKCA code of practice to guarantee the highest standards. Customers can be assured that they are using a high quality, caring business and should remember to look for the Pet Care Trust and BKCA logo when selecting a boarding establishment for their pet.
‘The pet boarding sector is changing, and today’s kennels and catteries face many challenges,’ said Janet Nunn, Chief Executive of the Trust. ‘The Animal Welfare Act has introduced new animal welfare legislation placing an extra duty of care on pet businesses. There has never been a more important time for pet boarding businesses to speak with one voice. The BKCA is here to provide that voice, and enables members to demonstrate their commitment to high standards of animal welfare and customer service.’