You probably know that a mechanic has a lien over your car when you do not pay your bill. Did you know that boarding kennels and veterinarians in New York also have a lien over your pet when you do not pay her boarding fees?
Although it might seem bad for business, kennels occasionally try to enforce these liens. The consequences for your pet can be disastrous if the bill is left unpaid. Your pet may be put to sleep, but the law requires a party seeking to enforce this lien to give you proper notice and the chance to protect your pet.
Whether you are a pet owner, a vet, or a kennel, you should contact an attorney to advise you of your legal rights and remedies under the law, and take appropriate action to safeguard your interests.