The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force on 1st October 2018. The regulations apply to the following activities:
- Selling animals as pets (Part 2)
- Providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats and dogs including the provision of boarding cats in a cattery; kennels for dogs; home boarding for dogs; or day care for dogs (Part 3)
- Hiring out horses (Part 4)
- Breeding dogs (Part 5)
- Keeping or training animals for exhibition (Part 6)
Further statutory guidance including the standard conditions can be found here
Zoo and dangerous wild animal licenses are not included in these regulations.
To apply for a licence please use the relevant application form available to download on this page.
You are advised to undertake an assessment against the licence conditions prior to application or inspection. This is to prepare for your licence inspection and identify areas for improvement that you can implement in order to fully comply with conditions and/or meet the higher standards. This will improve both welfare standards and help you to achieve a higher star rating.
To assist you, self-assessment forms are available which includes guidance on how to meet each condition. It will also help to speed up the licence process if you submit any documented policies, procedures etc. with your application.
Animal boarding establishmentsAnimal boarding establishments application form
Providing home boarding for dogs self-assessment form
Providing boarding for dogs in kennels self-assessment form
Providing commercial day care for dogs self-assessment form
Providing boarding for cats in catteries self-assessment form
Dog breeding establishmentsDog breeding establishments application form
Dog breeding self-assessment form
Hiring out of horsesHiring out of horses application form
Hiring out of horses self-assessment form
Keeping or training animals for exhibitionKeeping or training animals for exhibition application form
Keeping or training animals for exhibition self-assessment form
Selling animals as petsSelling animals as pets application form
Selling animals as pets self-assessment form
Licensing rating appeal formLicensing rating appeal application form
Licensing re-inspection request formLicensing re-inspection request application form
Variation to a licence request formVariation to a licence application form
Fees and ChargesAnimal Welfare licensing fees
Contact Animal Health
- Animal Health Team
- Address Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
- Phone01484 221000
- Email email@example.com