Licence Reminder Over Kennels and CatteriesPublished Friday, 07 July 2017
Animal enthusiasts in Ribble Valley are reminded that they need a licence to run a boarding kennel or cattery.
If you provide accommodation for other people’s dogs or cats, you will need an annual licence, even if you only look after a small number of pets in your own home.
To obtain a licence, you will need show that the animals are kept in suitable accommodation, provided with adequate food, drink and bedding; regularly exercised, safeguarded in an emergency and protected from infectious disease, including if necessary in isolation facilities.
You will also need to keep a register available for inspection by a vet or council officer containing a description of all the animals you have kept, their arrival and departure dates and the name and address of their owners.
You will not be given a licence if you have been banned from keeping a pet shop, or convicted of any other animal welfare offence.
And you can be fined up to £500, imprisoned for up to three months, or both, if you run an animal boarding establishment without a licence, or don’t follow the conditions of your licence.
Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.