Online Network Takes Aim At Law Preventing Paid Pet-Sitting
NEW YORK (AP) — A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a little-known law that makes paid pet-sitting illegal in New York City.
The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2uPCgXk ) says the app Rover.com hopes to get the law changed.
City Councilman Corey Johnson, a Manhattan Democrat, plans to draft legislation that could revise what he calls an impractical and "antiquated" law.
The current law bans boarding, feeding and grooming animals for a fee without a license. Permits are not granted to home pet-sitters. Fines start at $1,000.
Health Department spokesman Julien Martinez says licensing and inspections safeguard the health and safety of both pets and people.
The general counsel for Seattle-based Rover says many pet parents prefer a home environment. He also says home care can be cheaper and easier than boarding.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com