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Animals

Our Animal Welfare officers have a responsibility to:

  • advise about aspects of animal welfare licensing
  • inspect and grant licences to premises subject to animal legislation such as dog boarding kennels, catteries, pet shops, riding establishments and others
  • investigate complaints about animal welfare in these premises
  • take formal action against offenders where other action is unsuccessful and investigate complaints of illegal activities

Licenses are required for:

  • riding establishments
  • keeping of dangerous/wild animals
  • dog boarding kennels
  • catteries
  • dog breeding establishments
  • pet shops
Animal boarding New fee Renewal fee
Home boarder £242 £141
Single species £231 £231
Double species £246 £246
Dog breeding New fee (inclusive of vet fees) Renewal fee (inclusive of vet fees)
Up to 10 bitches £440 £262
11-25 bitches £531 £287
26 - 50 bitches £595 £341
51 - 80 bitches £709 £389
Over 80 bitches £748 £418
Pet shops New and renewal fee
  £412
Riding schools New and renewal fee (inclusive of vet fees)
Up to 10 horses £356
11 - 20 horses £367
21 - 50 horses £379
Over 50 horses £402
Dangerous Wild Animals New and renewal fee (inclusive of vet fees)
  £1,003

Page updated on: 12/10/2017

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