Animal licences

Changes to Animal Welfare Regulations from October 2018

The Government has published new Animal Welfare Regulations to control certain activities such as dog breeding, selling animals and boarding for cats or dogs.

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Animal boarding establishment licence
Information on obtaining or renewing a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery.
Animal movement licence
Information on licensing required for the movement of animals.
Dangerous, exotic or wild animals licence
Information on the regulation for keeping certain kinds of dangerous, exotic or wild animals.
Dog breeding licence
A breeding establishment licence is required by anyone who breeds and sells dogs.
Feed hygiene registration
Legislation on the production, use, transportation, storage and marketing of animal feed.
Find a licensed premise in Gateshead
List of licensed boarding kennels, dog breeders, pet shops and riding establishments in Gateshead.
Home boarding licence
Information on licensing required to look after other people's animals in your home.
Performing animals registration
Registration is required for exhibiting, using or training performing animals in England, Wales or Scotland.
Pet shop licence
A pet shop is any premises where animals are sold as pets, including your own home. Find out how to apply.
Riding establishment licence
Information on the cost, eligibility criteria and application process to obtain a riding establishment licence.
Zoo licence
To run a zoo in England, Scotland and Wales, you need a licence from the local authority.

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