Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

Our environmental health team is responsible for enforcing the wide range of legislation in the UK designed to protect the health and welfare of both domesticated and wild animals.

Animal health and welfare legislation is enforced jointly by local authorities and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), in association with other government bodies and independent organisations, like the RSPCA.

The environmental health business support team licenses and inspects:

  • Horse riding establishments
  • Dog breeding establishments
  • Animal boarding establishments
  • Exotic, dangerous or wild animals
  • Pet shops
  • Zoos

We also investigate:

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