Operators of boarding kennels shall maintain records of all dogs and cats showing the following:

(1)           name and address of owner or person responsible for animal, the date of entry and signature of the person leaving the animal; and the date of release and signature and address of individual to whom animal is released;

(2)           description of animal including breed or breed type, sex, age and color markings;

(3)           veterinary care provided while boarded, which shall include date, times of administration, description of medication and initials of person administering product or procedure. The description of the medication shall include the name, strength or concentration, dosage, and dosing regimen. The dosage regimen shall include the frequency and duration to include the number of dosages or days to be given and the reason for the administration;

(4)           all records shall be created and/or updated at the time of the occurrence such as intake, medication or treatment administration and/or release. The record shall be accurate; creation of a misleading record or deliberate or non-incidental falsification of a record including medication administration during or after an investigation or inspection shall be considered a violation of this regulation;

(5)           an incident file shall be kept within each facility for animals sustaining injury or illness requiring veterinary care; animal death; and/or any animal escape. Each report shall include date of incident, pet's name, breed or breed type/species, age, owner's name and contact information, description of incident and course of action; and

(6)           in the event of either an animal death or escape, the licensee shall notify the Animal Welfare Section within 48 hours.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 19A-24;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2005;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2022.