If you wish to keep an animal considered to be wild, dangerous or exotic, you will need to obtain a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
The purpose of this licence is to make sure that there is no risk posed to the public, and to safeguard the welfare of the animals.
Animals can include, but not limited to:
- Wild cats
- Wild dogs, such as wolves
- Certain pigs, such as wild boars
See the full list of animals you need a licence for.
Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
How to Apply
To apply for a Dangerous Wild Animal licence, please download and complete the application form below, and then submit your completed application form, along with other relevant documentation.
Animal Welfare Concerns
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.