The Environment Safety and Health section are responsible for ensuring satisfactory animal welfare standards within the Borough.
In order to protect animal welfare the following types of premises dealing with live animals needs to be licensed or registered.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Badger and wild animal advice and information can be found by visiting Natural England’s website http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
The Council can provide advice on a range of Dog Welfare and Control issues.
For further information on what to do if you find a stray dog please see our stray dog webpage
If you do not clear up after your dog then the offence of Dog Fouling applies
If you find an injured or mistreated stray dog, contact the RSPCA in the first instance.
The council will investigate noise from Barking Dogs
If you breed dogs for commercial purposes you will require a Licence To Keep A Breeding Establishment For Dogs
Environmental Safety and Health, People Directorate, 3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ
Telephone 0300 555 2345 Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm, offices closed weekends and Bank Holidays