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Animal welfare and licensing

To follow any changes to this service, visit the Council Service Updates page.

Coronavirus Update:

In light of the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the National Animal Health and Welfare Panel (NAHWP) have compiled a series of Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 34Kb] relating to businesses involving animals during this time.

While the FAQ states the NAHWP are awaiting a response regarding licence extensions, we have made the decision to extend licences for six months should they be due to expire. Please ensure you have provided Licensing with a current email address as extension notices will be provided by email.