A Pet Shop Application Form is required for anyone who trades in pets. The application must be accompanied by a fee of £69.00. The premises will be inspected by one of our officer's to ensure that any animals kept on the premises are kept in suitable conditions. The fee is reviewed on an annual basis. The fee for a pet shop wanting to sell dangerous wild animals is £84.00 plus vets fees.
A Riding Establishment Application Form is required for a business that keeps horses to let them out for hire for riding or riding instruction. These licenses are renewable annually. We will arrange for the inspection of horses and premises by a veterinary surgeon to ensure the welfare of the horses and that the accommodation is suitable. The licence fee is £84.00 (plus vet's fee) will be issued subject to compliance with licence conditions and payment of the licence.
The Keeping of Exotic, Dangerous and Wild Animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and includes animals such as some birds, carnivores, mammals, marsupials, primates, reptiles, snakes and spiders. The Act aims to ensure that where individuals keep dangerous wild animals, they do so in circumstances which create no risk to the public and safeguards the welfare of the animals. A Dangerous Wild Animals Application Form is required. The Defra website has more detailed information on the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, as well as the importation of animals into the UK. From 1st April 2013 the fee will rise to £84.00 plus vets fees.
An Animal Boarding Licence covers catteries and kennels. Anyone wishing to home cats or dogs for a fee must have a licence. There is an application fee of £69.00 (plus any veterinary inspection fees), which must be paid at the same time an application is made. The applicant must be able to demonstrate to us that the animals will, at all times be kept in suitable accommodation and that they will be adequately supplied with suitable food, drink and bedding materials, adequately exercised, and visited at suitable intervals. The applicant must also take all reasonable precautions to prevent and control the spread of infectious or contagious diseases, including the provision of adequate isolation facilities and that appropriate measures will be taken to protect the animals in case of fire or other emergency, including the provision of suitable fire fighting equipment. A register containing a description of the animals received into the establishment, including the date of arrival and departure, and the name and address of the owner will be kept.
A Breeding of Dogs Application is required for anyone wishing to breed dogs. There is an application fee of £84.00 (plus vet's fees) which must be paid at the time the application is made. Where a licence is granted, that licence and any subsequent licence will expire one year from the date on which is was granted and must be renewed before the date of expiry if the premises are to continue as a dog breeding establishment.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 15:14