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Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

The follow activities are licensable under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Visit the legislation.gov.uk website for more information about the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.

  • selling animals as pets
  • providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs
  • hiring out horses
  • breeding dogs
  • keeping or training animals for exhibition.

Guidance from DEFRA

The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has now published procedural guidance for local authorities in relation to the new regulations, along with guidance notes on the conditions that will apply to licences issued to authorise the different licensable activities. The procedural guidance and other guidance notes and application forms can be downloaded using the links below:

Completed application forms should be submitted with supporting documentation by email to licensing@telford.gov.uk or by post to Public Protection, Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT. Visit the Council's eStore to make a payment.


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Lucy's Law

Are you aware of #Lucy's Law? From April 2020, anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or a kitten that is under 6 months old must deal directly with a licensed breeder or with a animal rescue/rehoming centre.


What we will do with your Personal Information

Telford & Wrekin Council's Licensing Service is collecting your personal information for the purpose of meeting the statutory requirements of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. Telford & Wrekin Council will not share any of your personal data collected with external organisations unless required to do so by law when your data may be shared with other regulatory bodies. View the Council's privacy page for further details on the council's privacy arrangements.

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