West Berkshire Council

Licences: Animals


Apply for Registration/Approval Under the EC Feed Hygiene Regulation
EC Feed Hygiene Regulation requires feed business operators to notify the relevant enforcement authority of any establishment that is under their control and active in any stage of production, processing, storage, transport or distribution of feed
Apply for a Licence to Keep a Boarding Establishment for Animals
Premises boarding cats and dogs (catteries and kennels) require a licence from the Council.
Apply for a Licence to Keep Dangerous Wild Animal(s)
A person requires a licence from the council if they keep a 'dangerous wild animal', as specified in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
Application for a Licence to Keep a Pet Shop
Pet shops and any other businesses offering pets for sale require a licence from the Council.
Application for a License to Keep a Riding Establishment
Anyone keeping horses to be let out on hire for riding or keeping horses to be used in providing instruction in riding in return for payment needs to apply for a licence.
Apply for a Licence to Breed Dogs
If you intend to operate a business of breeding dogs with a view to selling them, you may need a licence.