A warning has been issued by Wealden District Council to pet owners urging them to be careful when booking a cattery, kennel or home boarder.

Pet owners are asked to check the animal licencing register before making a booking – especially with Christmas approaching.

Only licensed animal boarding establishments are listed. Pet owners are warned not to use a business if they cannot see their details on this webpage.

Every cattery, kennel and home boarder should have a licence on display on their premises and the number of their licence on their website. If a business is not licenced it may mean their insurance is invalid.

Wealden District Council awards star ratings to business that board animals. Five stars means the highest animal welfare standards; one star is the lowest that can be licenced.

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/licences-and-registers/licensing/animal-licensing/animal-licensing-register/  shows the star ratings.

Councillor Philip Lunn, the portfolio holder for public health and community safety at the council, said, “Pet owners, please be careful where you book a holiday for your beloved pet. Make sure the establishment is licenced and choose the higher star ratings. We want you and your pet to have a Happy Christmas.”

Anyone with concerns can email licensing@rother.gov.uk