New animal welfare regulations came into effect on 1 October 2018 for:
- selling animals as pets
- dog breeding
- providing for or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs
- hiring out horses
- keeping or training animals for exhibition
Check the regulations and government guidance on the Canine and Feline Sector Group website.
To ensure animal welfare matters are properly addressed, certain specified categories of premises are subject to licensing regimes.
Brentwood Borough Council is responsible for the issue of the following licences:
- Selling animals as pets
- Animal boarding establishments (cats and dogs)
- Dog Breeding
- Dangerous Wild Animals
- Hiring Out Horses
- Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition
All premises are inspected by our Licensing Team, and where necessary an independent vet to ensure their suitability before the licence is granted.