Premises where animals are kept for certain purposes 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 council issue licences for business premises where animals are going to be kept or cared for. The purpose of licences and inspections are to ensure that:
In order to protect animal welfare, the following types of premises dealing with live animals need to be licensed.
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.