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Animal Welfare Licences

These Licences ensure good standards of safety and animal welfare.

Animal welfare licensing


Premises boarding cats and dogs (catteries and kennels) require a licence from the Council.

A person requires a licence from the Council if they keep a 'dangerous wild animal' as specified in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.

A person requires a dog-breeding licence from the Council if they carry on a business of breeding dogs for sale.

Pet shops and any other businesses offering pets for sale require a licence from the Council.

Stables which hire out horses or ponies for riding or instruction require a licence from the Council.





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