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Animal Welfare Licensing

The Animal Welfare Team, through education and law enforcement, seeks to maintain high animal welfare standards throughout the city in respect of both pet and commercially traded animals.
All licences have conditions attached and it is an offence to operate a business without a licence. Licence application forms are attached to the relevant web page[s] as follows :-

Pet Shops
Dog Breeding Establishments
Animal Boarding Establishments
Dangerous Wild Animal Keepers
Exhibitors/Trainers of Performing Animals
Horse Riding Establishments

In the case of movements of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and deer (with certain exceptions) animal movement licence forms (AML 1s) and full guidance can be found on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Website at:


For further help or advice go to the Environmental Health contact page or use our Online form and select 'animal welfare' on the drop down menu.

You can also visit our Animal Welfare page to report a dog or other animal welfare issue online.