Animal Licence

Page updated on: 30/10/2023

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

Licences are required for:

  • Riding establishments
  • Keeping of dangerous/wild animals
  • Dog boarding kennels
  • Catteries
  • Dog breeding establishments
  • Pet shops