The Food & Occupational Safety section are responsible for ensuring satisfactory animal welfare standards within the Borough.
Issuing licenses and registrations for dealing with animals
In order to protect animal welfare the following types of premises dealing with live animals needs to be licensed or registered.
Business Link provide a Licence and Permit Checklist to help you find out which licences, permits and registrations your business may need.
Complaints and Advice
We will investigate complaints of poor animal welfare or conditions in a commercial business within the Borough.
If you have a general concern about the welfare of an animal, and want to complain about a business in Dudley Borough, please can use the Animal Welfare Advice and Complaints form.
Alternatively you can report the matter directly to the RSPCA.
Animal Licensing including pet shops, kennels and catteries, riding schools, zoos, dog breeding establishments and dangerous wild animals.
Inspection of businesses that deal with live animals
Businesses will be inspected as a routine part of the licensing process, this inspection may be undertaken with a vet should the officers decide that it is necessary.
Investigation of complaints relating to animal welfare in businesses
An Officer will investigate complaints of poor animal welfare or conditions in a commercial business within the Borough.
If you want to complain about a business in Dudley Borough please see the contact details at the bottom of the page.
Dudley Council's Animal Welfare Charter
Information and guidance on animal health and welfare
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Section as per the contact details at the bottom of this page. If you request advice please state exactly what information you require.
Alternatively visit www.defra.gov.uk where you will find comprehensive information on animal health including animal movement licence forms.
Information on Badgers and Wild Animals
Badger and wild animal advice and information can be found by visiting Natural England’s website http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Dog Welfare and Control
The Council can provide advice on a range of Dog Welfare and Control issues.
Stourbridge and Wyre Forest Cats Protection have a £5 neutering initiative during April