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Animal welfare and licensing

If you want to keep animals, check if you need a licence first. 

The Animal Licensing service is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01530 454545.

Read more about collection and kennelling of stray dogs.

There are many different animal establishments and practices that are licensed by our Environmental Health and Licensing team.

These include:

All such establishments and licence holders must ensure they meet the welfare needs of the animal in their care as set out under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 as well as other relevant legislation.

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