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Animal Licences​

​As the Licensing Authority for Gloucester, the council is responsible for issuing a range of animal licences to ensure that owners of animals and establishments comply with the required standards.​

The law is changing……

With effect from 1st October 2018 new regulations made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 come into force.

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals)(England) Regulations 2018 introduces a single animal activities licence which covers: dog breeding, dog boarding (including commercial kennelling, home boarding and daycare), cat boarding, pet vending and riding establishments.

We recommend that if you are currently operating an animal establishment, or, are planning to open such a business in the future, that you familiarise yourself with any changes which may have an impact on your business. We will update our Animal Licences pages with links to further guidance once published.