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Animal licensing

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The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 replaced a number of pieces of legislation including animal boarding, dog breeding, pet shops, and day care. There is now a single licence for a number of animal licensing activities:

  • selling animals as pets
  • boarding of cats or dogs
  • hiring of horses
  • breeding dogs
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition

There is a fee to pay for each licence, and additional veterinary charges may apply.

Please contact the Public Protection Service by calling 01642 728272 or email EHTS@middlesbrough.gov.uk for more information on the licensing requirements or to request a license application pack.