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Animal welfare register

View our animal welfare public register

About our register

Businesses must hold an animal welfare licence from the Local Authority to:

  • run a cattery or kennels
  • breed puppies
  • run a horse riding establishment
  • run a pet shop
  • keep a dangerous wild animal
  • run a zoo

We list all registered businesses within our animal welfare public register. And we state their star rating. You can view the register below:

View animal welfare public register

Further information

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have produced procedural guidance for each licensable activity. These documents include the risk rating table and star rating matrix. You can find out more by viewing DEFRA's guidance note.