NYC law that makes dog-sitting illegal without kennel license triggers rage from pet lovers

Never underestimate the collective stupidity of the bureaucratic class. Particularly in New York.

Or maybe this is the work of the “kennel industrial complex”?

No. Stupidity.

(From The New York Post)

“If you’ve got a 14-year-old getting paid to feed your cats, that’s against the law right now,” said Rover’s general counsel John Lapham. “Most places right now continue to make it easier to watch children than animals, and that doesn’t make any sense.”

The company has 95,000 pet owners registered in the city, and 9,000 sitters, who brought in $4.1 million over the last year.

Pooch owners often find it cheaper and easier than sending their dog to a kennel, while others prefer to have their pet in someone’s home rather than kept in a cage for much of the day, Lapham said. “You [are telling] the middle class you can’t own dogs unless you can pop in your Range Rover and drive to Connecticut for a boarding facility,” he said.

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