A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require pet groomers to be trained and licensed.
Senator Kip Bateman says his bill is a response to the death of three dogs in the past five months while in the care of groomers.
“Dogs are members of people’s families. They’re loved ones. When you drop it off at a groomer, you suspect that they’re going to be treated well. And there’s been some horrible stories in recent weeks about individuals dropping off their pets only to get a phone call saying come pick up your dog, it’s dead. I mean that’s outrageous.”