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Tuesday , July , 17 2018

Animal Boarding

You need a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery. The number of dogs and cats that can be accommodated, along with any other conditions, will be specified on the licence.

Animal boarding establishments

You need a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery. The number of dogs and cats that can be accommodated, along with any other conditions, will be specified on the licence.

Public register

There is no legal requirement to keep a register. Please contact us if you want to know whether a premises is licensed.

Eligibility criteria

At the time of the application, you must not be disqualified from any of the following:

  • Keeping an animal boarding establishment
  • Keeping a pet shop under the Pet Animals Act 1951
  • Keeping animals under the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954

When processing your application, we will consider the following:

  • That the animals will be kept in suitable accommodation at all times. Suitable accommodation takes into account the construction and size of the accommodation, the number of animals to be housed in it, facilities for exercising the animals, cleanliness and temperature, lighting and ventilation provisions.
  • Suitable food, drink and bedding will be provided and that the animals are exercised and visited regularly
  • That steps are taken to prevent and control the spread of disease and that isolation facilities are in place
  • That adequate protection is provided in case of fire and other emergencies
  • A register is kept containing:
    • Description of all animals received
    • Arrival and departure date
    • Name and address of owner

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