Changes to animal licencing laws have been released to provide a single licence for a number of existing regimes. The licence includes animal boarding such as in your home, day care, and in kennels, breeding dogs, selling animals as pets, hiring out horses for riding, and performing animals.
The new licence covers the following activities. You will be able to find guidance notes associated with each one.
The new licensing regime replaces the following licensing and registration systems:
All current licences will be able to continue to operate until their expiry date. However renewed licences will be under the new legislation.
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.