I have noticed that many people's beloved pets have been injured or killed at the hands of a groomer. This has prompted me to support this type of change in state law. There are no disciplinary actions in place for the pet owner. We can only rely on the character of the groomer or small claims court.
Did you know that pet groomers have no authority regulating how they run their facility, mobile shop or home business? You may say so what? I would like to give you something to think about--your pet means the world to you, you love it and consider it a part of your family, now you bring it to a groomer and the groomer injures or sickens your "baby" or even worse kills your furry family member? You obviously are devestated and want answers. The groomer is plainly the responsible party but they deny, deny, deny they had anything to do with it. So what can you do? The only thing you can do is go to small claims court, you CAN'T RELY on any agency to help you because none of them have jurisdiction over groomers. You can call consumer protection or attorney general but the groomer has to be willing to voluntarily resolve the matter. Believe it or not you would think a groomer would have the character to help you but MOST of them DO NOT!
Many states do not have any laws in place for the pet grooming business. This industry is not required to prove skill, no required background checks, or prove knowledge of handling or servicing your pet. EVERYTHING about this industry is voluntary!!!
Any person may open a grooming business where there is no oversight from any authority. Today the pet grooming business is a fast growing industry as people are choosing to operate out of their homes, opening a facility or a mobile grooming shop. With no requirements or standards involved, these undeveloped skills and incomplete training are showing the groomers have a lack of academic knowledge of product safety and hazards, animal handling and control techniques, breed behavior and temperament, parasite diseases and vaccination importance. Without state licensing and governing, groomers may not possess the necessary skills or knowledge to enter into the market place. Regulations and oversight would prevent such deficiencies. State licensing would also require the pet grooming businesses to improve their service and educational quality of their pet grooming staff. When a business or professional announces that they are State Licensed and Certified, the overall positive effect on potential customer confidence and trust is increased. And many pet owners are assuming that if they are a business operating in my state there must be some authority or agency having oversight. That is not the case in the pet grooming industry.
For more information please visit www.petgroomersneedregulations.com
If you support this type of change in business law please sign this petition.
NEW LEGISLATION NEEDS TO BE PASSED SO THAT PET GROOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO BECOME LICENSED AND REGULATED!! OUR PET'S HEALTH AND LIVES CAN DEPEND ON IT!!