skip to main content

Accessibility and Display Options

Choose accessibility and display settings
Text Preferences
Colour Schemes
Cookies
Save Close

Cookies and Privacy

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer

Some of these cookies are necessary to make the site work. We’d also like to use optional cookies to help improve your experience on the site. You can manage your optional cookie preferences below. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences. Your preferences can be changed at any time.

For further details, see our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy

I AcceptI Do Not Accept


Essential

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies; they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Third party functions such as Google Search and Analytics will not be enabled.


Performance

Performance settings enable you to use the Google Search engine on our website and help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage (for example, which of our pages are most frequently visited).

Save and Close



 


You are here: Home / Licensing And Inspections / Licensing

Animal Licensing Legislation

New regulations from 1 October 2018

The current licensing legislation for businesses involving dog breeding, dog and cat boarding (including home boarding), dog day care, selling pet animals and exhibiting animals will change on 1 October 2018 when the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (legislation.gov.uk) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/486/schedule/4/made External Hyperlink  is implemented. This will significantly change the way that activities involving animals are licensed in England. 

Guidance on implementation of the regulations has been published by The Canine and Feline Sector Group http://www.cfsg.org.uk/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Legislation%20and%20Guidance.aspx External Hyperlink who have worked closely with the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on the new regulations.

Legislation and Guidance

You can find guidance documents to help you understand and meet the new requirements relating to cats and dogs which is set out in the Animal Activity Licensing Regulation 2018 from Canine and Feline Sector Group's website http://www.cfsg.org.uk/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Legislation%20and%20Guidance.aspx External Hyperlink

Existing licence holders and anyone planning to apply for a licence should also read The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/486/schedule/4/made External Hyperlink  (the "Regulations") to understand their obligations and duties under the new Regulations and the licences granted under these Regulations.

Existing licenses will continue to be valid until the renewal date but license holders should refer to the relevant legislation and guidance above, to ensure that they will be able to comply with any changes proposed at the time of renewal.

Any new businesses requiring a license under any of the above categories should complete and return a license application along with the fee required.




Back to top of page Back to Top How to get here
Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 236100 | Mobile Text/Photo: 07876 131415
RSS Feeds