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Licences - animal boarding establishments

To run a boarding kennel or cattery, you need a licence from the local authority. The number of dogs and cats that may be accommodated will be specified on the licence along with other specific conditions.

A local authority may authorise an officer, veterinary surgeon or practitioner to inspect licensed premises.

Eligibility criteria

An applicant must not be disqualified from any of the following at the time of the application:

  • 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
  • owning, keeping, being involved in the keeping or being entitled to control or influence the keeping of animals, dealing in animals or transporting or being involved in the transportation of animals under the Animals Welfare Act 2006
  • owning, keeping, dealing in or transporting animals under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. In Scotland an applicant must also not be disqualified from working with, using, driving or riding animals, providing services to animals that would involve taking possession of them, taking possession of an animal to carry out any of the activities listed or taking charge of animals for any other purpose

Regulation summary

Please follow the link for a  summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application evaluation process

The following criteria will be considered when the application is being evaluated:

  • 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.
  • that suitable food, drink and bedding materials will be provided and that the animals are exercised and visited regularly.
  • that steps are taken to prevent and control the spread of disease among the animals and that isolation facilities are in place.
  • that adequate protection is provided to the animals in the case of fire and other emergencies.
  • that a register is kept. The register should contain a description of all animals received, their arrival and departure date and the name and address of the owner. The register should be available to be inspected at any time by a local authority officer, veterinary surgeon or practitioner.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online here if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply

For more information and an application form, contact:

Licensing Section, Council Offices, Llangefni, Anglesey. LL77 7TW

tel: 0044(0)1248 752847

email: licensing@anglesey.gov.uk

Failed application redress

Please contact the Licensing section in the first instance.

Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates’ court.

Licence holder redress

Please contact the Licensing section in the first instance.

Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to their licence can appeal to their local Magistrates’ court.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade associations

Follow the links in the tab above.

Contact Public Protection

Regulatory and Economic Development
Council Offices
Llangefni
Isle of Anglesey
LL77 7TW
Trading Standards:
General enquiries: 01248 752840
Fax: 01248 752884
Environmental Health:
General enquiries: (01248) 752820
Croesawir galwadau yn y Gymraeg
Email:licensing@ynysmon.gov.uk
Email:ehealth@ynysmon.gov.uk

Useful information

Mae'r dudalen yma a'r dogfennau cysylltiedig ar gael yn y Gymraeg. Defnyddiwch y ddolen "Cymraeg" ar ochr dde'r bar uchaf.

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