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Animal licensing and pet shops

Pet owners and livestock keepers can visit GOV.UK or the RSPCA websites for specific advice on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The CFSG website provides advice for Animal Businesses providing care for key workers' animals & on the Covid 19 restrictions, but please be aware that this is for guidance ONLY, all other restrictions are still in operation.

Animal Welfare Regulations 2018

Information and guidance on the new Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 as set out by DEFRA

Dogs and cats boarding

You need a licence if you run a business providing accommodation for cats or dogs

Dog breeding

You need a license if you breed and sell dogs

Dangerous and wild animals

If you own or keep one or more animals listed within the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 then this animal must be licensed with us

Pet shop licence

To run a business where animals are sold as pets, you need to apply for a licence

Horse riding establishments

To run a riding establishment within the area, you will need to apply to us for a licence

Zoo licence

To run a zoo you need a licence