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FOI 12153

Pet Shop Licensing

Request

Please find attached a brief questionnaire on pet shop licensing.

a. One is a pdf which once completed needs to be saved and sent back by email.
b. Or you can complete the word version save it and return it by email

Response

1.

In total how many pet shops do you license?.7

 

Of these how many are licensed to sell: Insert (Number for each)

 

Dogs

0

Small mammals

1

 

Cats

1

Reptiles

0

 

Birds

1

Fish

7

 

Primates

0

 

 

 

2.

How many pet shops are in private dwellings? (Insert Number)

 

 

2.

Who carries out your pet shop licensing visits? (Put X in Box)

 

Environmental Health Officer

 

Dog Warden

 

 

Licensing Officer

 

Vet

X

 

Other

 

 

 

If “Other” please specify who:

 

3.

Upon what do you base your pet shop license conditions? (Put X in Box)

 

1992 LGA Guidelines

 

2013 Pet Vending Guidelines

X

 

1998 LGA Guidelines

 

Pet Care Trust QA standards

 

 

PA Inspection Plan

 

Other - PET ANIMALS ACT 1951

X

If “Other” please specify what: 

 

4.

How frequently do you conduct licensing visits? (Put X in Box)

 

Annually

X

More frequently than annually

 

 

Less frequently than annually

 

 

 

If not annually please specify:

 

5.

For what other reasons will you visit a pet shop? (Put X in Box's)

 

Pre booked monitoring visit

 

Complaints

X

 

Unannounced spot checks

 

Other

 

If other please specify most frequent reason:

 

6.

What do you charge annually for a pet shop license? £158.00 PLUS VET INSPECTION - WILL BE INCREASING WITH EFFECT FROM 1ST APRIL 16 TO £250.00 PER YEAR PLUS VET INSPECTION

 

 

7.

Do (or have) those officers licensing pet shops undertake relevant specialist training? (Put X in appropriate Box)

Please answer

 

Yes

No

 

X

 

 

8.

Do you ensure the pet shop being licensed is a “business” by checking (Put X in appropriate Box's)

 

they are registered for business rates

 

that any necessary planning consents for use of the premises as a pet shop have been obtained

 

 

public liability insurance is in place

X

Other