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Animal Licensing FAQ

Updated Every 6 Months – Last updated May 2020

 

Dangerous Wild Animals

How many DWA licences are currently issued in your area?

0
What animals are licensed within your area?

N/A

How many applications for licences to keep primates under the DWA Act have been refused in your area in the last 12 months?

0

What is the cost of obtaining a DWA licence in your area (please indicate whether this includes any veterinary fees incurred)?

The cost for a one year Dangerous Wild Animals licence is £149, a vet may be appointed but this is dependent on the animal that is being licensed.

How many DWA licences relating to primates are licensed within your area?

0
 

Zoo

How many zoo licences are currently issued in your area?

0
 

Pet Shop

How many pet shops within your area are licensed to sell primates?

0

How many pet shops within your area are licensed to sell puppies?

0
 

Dog Breeding

How many dog breeders are currently licensed within your area?

2

What terms require a breeder to have a breeding license within your local authority (e.g. if they breed over a specific number of litters)?

Anyone who breeds three or more litters in any one 12 month period is considered to be a commercial breeder and therefore requires a licence.

Do staff, on behalf of your local authority, carry out visits relating to dog breeding and licensing? (Please state yes/no and give details of purpose e.g. inspect dog housing, breeding facilities etc.)?

Environmental Health (Business Compliance) Officers visit premises and are accompanied by a vet for dog breeding. The officers review and inspect all facilities, welfare, insurance, cleanliness, conditions, staff training, competence, space and property ownership. The surrounding properties are also taken into consideration as part of the inspection for any noise issues that may arise.

During the inspection a pro-forma and a risk rating assessment is completed.

Is a visit/inspection carried out when a breeder or breeding establishment is first licensed?

An inspection is carried out by a council officer and a vet before the breeding establishment is licensed. Details of what they inspect are listed in the question above.

Travelling Circus

How many travelling circus licences have been issued within the last 12 months?

0

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