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FOI 11807

Pet Shops

Request

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with copies of the following:Â

1. Council policy relating to pet shop puppy trading


2. A description of the process by which Council ensures pet shops do not sell puppies / dogs without informing you, either at the licence application / renewal stage or through variation in an existing licence


3. A description of the process by which Council addresses breaches of its policy on pet shop licenses


4. A description of any procedure in place to invite, field and address notifications of breaches of Council policy on puppy trading from the public.


5. If Council includes a minimum age for puppies at sale, a description of the method by which Council enforces this regulation


6. Copies of any additional documents which relate to puppy trading, including but not limited to:

 position statements

 press releases since 2010

 risk assessments for licensing officers

 pro forma / model letters used in the licensing process.

 If not supplied otherwise, minutes of any committee meeting at which review of any of these documents has been discussed since 2010, or at which review of these documents has been proposed for the future.

Response

Council policy relating to pet shop puppy trading
We do not hold a policy
2. A description of the process by which Council ensures pet shops do not sell puppies / dogs without informing you, either at the licence application / renewal stage or through variation in an existing licence
We do not permit the sales of puppies by the pet shops – according to our conditions of the licence.
3. A description of the process by which Council addresses breaches of its policy on pet shop licenses
By compliance inspection visit
4. A description of any procedure in place to invite, field and address notifications of breaches of Council policy on puppy trading from the public.
General online complaints/contact form
5. If Council includes a minimum age for puppies at sale, a description of the method by which Council enforces this regulation
N/A
6. Copies of any additional documents which relate to puppy trading, including but not limited to:
 position statements
 press releases since 2010
 operating plans and systems of work NONE AVAILABLE
 risk assessments for licensing officers
 pro forma / model letters used in the licensing process.Â

7. If not supplied otherwise, minutes of any committee meeting at which review of any of these documents has been discussed since 2010, or at which review of these documents has been proposed for the future.
N/A