Premises where animals are to be kept or cared for need to be licensed by the council. This is to ensure the health and welfare of animals, prevent the spread of disease, and to ensure safety to the public.
The licence covers:
Animals can include:
There are a number of sites owned by the council that are available to rent for horse grazing. There is currently a waiting list, and land is only offered on a 364 day agreement.
A licence is required if:
The purpose of licences and inspections are to ensure that:
The Licence Finder tool can help you find which licence you will need in order to carry out your business.
We will investigate complaints of poor animal welfare conditions in a commercial business or if you suspect someone is operating a business without a licence within the Dudley Borough. If you have a general concern about the welfare of an animal, please contact us via the Animal Welfare Advice and Complaints form.
Alternatively you can report the matter directly to the RSPCA.