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Animal licences

Environment Services (animal.welfare@kirklees.gov.uk) Last updated - October 2016

Fees and charges

Home boarding establishments - cats and dogs

If you are running a home boarding establishment, you will require a licence. You should contact the Animal Health Team for more information.

Cattery and Kennels

If you are running a kennel or cattery, you will require a licence. You should contact the Animal Health Team for more information.

Pet shops

If you sell pets as part of your business, you will require a licence. You should contact the Animal Health Team for more information.

Zoos and dangerous wild animals

A licence must be obtained before keeping a dangerous wild animal or setting up a zoo. The legislation is complex, so in order to clarify whether you need a licence, you should contact the Animal Health Team.

Dog breeding establishments

As the legislation is complex, to clarify whether you need a licence, you should contact the Animal Health team.

Riding establishments

If you are providing horse riding lessons or hire out horses as part of a business, then you will require a licence. You should contact the Animal Health team for more information.

Sheep and goat movement forms

In the aftermath of the first Foot and Mouth outbreak a rigorous regime of licensing was introduced which controls the movement of a range of animals.

Those animals whose movements have to be licensed are sheep, goats, pigs and deer. This allows movements to be traced should an outbreak of disease occur.

The conditions which apply to these movements vary according to the type of animal, the destination and the type of trip. In addition, these conditions are subject to regular review and it is important that you make yourself aware of the latest conditions before moving livestock.

AML1 movement forms should be posted to us at:-

  • South Western Business
  • Process Services (UK) Ltd,
    Willen House,
    Tongwell Street,
    Fox Milne,
    Milton Keynes,
    WK15 0YS

The latest information on the licensing requirements is available on the DEFRA website

Performing animals

The legislation is complex, so in order to clarify whether you need a licence, you should contact the Animal Health team.

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