There are far too many dogs dying at the groomers including my dog Bijou, who was a healthy, happy, 6 year-old shih-tzu.
Six years ago, I took Bijou to Petsmart in Paramus, NJ for a routine dog grooming and 40 minutes later they called me told me he was dead. I have never recovered. I loved that dog like my own child. They will never know the pain they caused. It was through this horrific experience, that I came to learn that dog groomers are not licensed anywhere in the U.S.
You may have learned another dog who just recently died at Petsmart named Scruffles. Justice for Scruffles, and others like him. You can join our FB discussion, here.
New Jersey will be introducing Bijou's Law – Pet Grooming Licensing Act, which will going up for a vote in the first quarter 2018 at the NJ General Assembly.
Bijou's Law will require ALL groomers to be licensed by the state, for which currently, there are no laws in place that require licensing of any kind. Right now the dog grooming industry is a Buyer Beware industry with no rules or regulation in place for any groomer in United Sates!
In addition to required licensure by the state, Bijou's Law is also outlawing the use of drying cages.
Please help us save future pets from dying and serious injury. Please sign and work to introduce Bijou's Law in your state.
To learn more about my story visit Bijousbill.com