11. The estimated costs and benefits of proposed measures. 13.—(1) Dogs from different households may only be boarded at the same time with the written consent of every owner. 3. (2) Each cat unit must include a facility for scratching and any surface within a cat unit available for scratching must either be disinfected between uses by different cats or disposed of. Keeping or training animals for exhibition in the course of a business for educational or entertainment purposes—, (a)to any audience attending in person, or. (3) Staff must ensure that the animals are kept clean and comfortable. makes any sale by, or otherwise carries on, the activity with a view to making a profit, or. knowing or believing that the person who buys it intends to sell it or intends it to be sold by any other person. 8) as amended by S.I. A person who is disqualified under section 4(2) of the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925(36). Changes to Legislation . 4. the postal address where it normally resides. in subsection (1), after “shop” insert “in Wales”; in subsection (2), after “Every local authority” insert “in Wales”; in subsection (3), after “shop” and “a local authority” insert “in Wales”; in subsection (4), after “local authority” insert “in Wales”. (10) Medicines other than prescribed medicines must be stored, used and disposed of in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer or veterinarian. A person who carries on any of these activities in England without a licence under these Regulations commits an offence under section 13(6) of the 2006 Act and is liable to imprisonment for a term of up to six months, a fine or both. 3.—(1) There must be an area within each cat unit in which the cat can avoid seeing other cats and people outside the cat unit if it so chooses. (2) The sale of a dog must be completed in the presence of the purchaser on the premises. 7.—(1) The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976(41) is amended as follows. (a)direct access to a private, non-communal, secure and hazard-free external area, and. (2) If it is necessary to protect the welfare of an animal, the local authority may specify in the notice of its decision that the suspension or variation has immediate effect. (3) A holding kennel unit must only be used in an emergency and must not be used for longer than is necessary and in any event for no longer than a total of 12 hours in any 24-hour period. (9) No puppy aged under 8 weeks may be transported without its biological mother except—, (a)if a veterinarian agrees for health or welfare reasons that it may be so transported, or. (6) A puppy may only be shown to a prospective purchaser if it is together with its biological mother. Schedule 1 of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 (“the regulations”) defines the licensable activities for each sector. 2. (7) Where a dog poses a health or welfare risk to other dogs, it must be kept on its own in a kennel unit and, if that kennel unit adjoins another kennel unit, any adjoining wall must be of full height and width so as to prevent the dog from coming into physical contact with any other dog. 6. A person who is disqualified under Article 33A of the Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(29). (2) Where an animal is undergoing any medical treatment—, (ii)(where appropriate) by labelling it accordingly, and, (3) Any advertisement for the sale of an animal must—. 7. the dog’s owner has consented to the use of a crate. “puppy” means a dog aged less than 6 months; in relation to the activity of selling animals as pets (or with a view to their being later resold as pets) as described in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1, the conditions set out in Schedule 3; in relation to the activity of providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs as described in paragraph 4 of Schedule 1, the conditions set out in the relevant Part of Schedule 4; in relation to the activity of hiring out horses as described in paragraph 6 of Schedule 1, the conditions set out in Schedule 5; in relation to the activity of breeding dogs as described in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1, the conditions set out in Schedule 6; in relation to the activity of keeping or training animals for exhibition as described in paragraph 10 of Schedule 1, the conditions set out in Schedule 7; “sleeping area” means a fully-enclosed indoor area in which a dog, or, in the context of Part 1 of Schedule 4, a cat, can rest, sleep or avoid seeing other people or animals; a person who is for the time being registered in the register of veterinary surgeons maintained under section 2 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(3), or. (a)the date and time of birth of each puppy, (d)the number of puppies in the litter, and, (8) The licence holder must keep a record of each puppy sale including—, (9) The licence holder must keep a record of the following in relation to each breeding dog—. (2) A person who commits an offence under paragraph (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine. state the local authority’s grounds for suspension or variation, specify measures that the local authority considers are necessary in order to remedy the grounds, and. each cat’s microchip number, where applicable. Animal Welfare Act (2018:1192) Published 17 March 2020. Good rabbit welfare means friends and forage. (2) Where members of the public can view or come into contact with the animals, signage must be in place to deter disturbance of the animals. (2) The fee charged for the consideration of an application for the grant, renewal or variation of a licence and for any inspection relating to that consideration must not exceed the reasonable costs of that consideration and related inspection. 14. 6. In October 2018, new Regulations come into force around a number of activities involving pet animals in England. (4) The licence holder may make written representations which must be received by the local authority within seven working days beginning with the date of issue of notice of the decision under regulation 15 to suspend or vary the licence or, if that date is not a working day, the next working day. Subsection (3A) was inserted, in relation to Scotland, by article 2(1) of, and paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to, SSI 2006/536. In section 4(5) of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981(44) (grant or refusal of licence)—, (a)after the entry which begins “section 13(6)” insert—. (3) Each kennel unit must be clearly numbered and there must be a system in place which ensures that information about the dog or dogs in each kennel unit is available to all staff and any inspector. 9. insures any client against liability for any injury sustained by, and the death of, any other person. the date and time of birth of each puppy. (a)set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory provision mentioned in paragraph (1)(a). In this Part, “premises” means the premises on which the licensable activity of providing day care for dogs is carried on. A local authority may grant or renew a licence—, (a)for a period of one, two or three years in respect of the activity or any part of the activity described in paragraph 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Schedule 1 if it is satisfied that a period of one, two or three years, as the case may be, is appropriate on the basis of its assessment, having regard to such guidance as may be issued by the Secretary of State, of—. Public Act 1999 No 142. (5) In section 5(38) (interpretation, rules, and expenses)—, (a)in subsection (1), for the definition of “local authority” substitute—. (b)its situation, space, air quality, cleanliness and temperature. state the country of origin of the animal. emailing it to the person’s current or last known email address. 16.—(1) Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, the suspension or variation of a licence following a decision under regulation 15 has effect at the end of a period of seven working days beginning with the date on which notice of the decision is issued to the licence holder or, if that date is not a working day, the next working day. “prospective owner” means a person purchasing an animal to keep or to be kept as a pet; “premises” means the premises on which the licensable activity of selling animals as pets (or with a view to their being later resold as pets) is carried on; “purchaser” means a person purchasing an animal to keep as a pet or with a view to it later being resold as a pet. (g)the name and contact details of each dog’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to the dog; (i)details of each dog’s diet and related requirements; 18.—(1) Before a dog is admitted for boarding, all equipment to be used by or in relation to that dog must be cleaned and disinfected. 1991 c. 65; section 1(1) has been amended but the amendments are not relevant. (7) In considering whether the licence conditions will be met, a local authority must take account of the applicant’s conduct as the operator of the licensable activity to which the application for the grant or renewal relates, whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to be the operator of that activity and any other relevant circumstances. 281. 2008/1824. 10 June 2018 Advice, Education, Impact, News, Rescue, Welfare. (i)the risk of an operator breaching any licence conditions; (ii)the impact on animal welfare of any such breaches; and. The licence holder must hold valid public liability insurance in respect of the licensable activity of keeping or training animals for exhibition. 1986 c. 14. the name and contact details of each dog’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to the dog; details of each dog’s diet and related requirements; a clean, comfortable and warm area where it can rest and sleep, and. 2008/1824. (3) The First-tier Tribunal may on application and until the appeal is determined or withdrawn—, (a)in the case of a decision to refuse to renew a licence, permit a licence holder to continue to carry on a licensable activity or any part of it subject to the licence conditions, or. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: Impact Assessments generally accompany all UK Government interventions of a regulatory nature that affect the private sector, civil society organisations and public services. the date of the animal’s death (if applicable). ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS. at least two secure physical barriers between any dog and any entrance to or exit from it. (8) The local authority’s decision under paragraph (6) is to have effect on service of its notice under paragraph (7). (3) All equipment must be cleaned and disinfected before a cat is first introduced into a cat unit. Find out about related law changes and consultations. (3) All persons likely to come into contact with the animals during an exhibition must be briefed about how to behave around the animals so as to minimise anxiety, fear and stress in the animals. (2) In each kennel unit, the sleeping area must—, (b)provide the dog with sufficient space to—. (b)involving the instruction of students at a university on a course of study and examinations leading to a veterinary degree to which a recognition order under section 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(17) relates and for as long as such an order is in force. (e)the number of caesarean sections it has had, if any. 24.—(1) Unneutered bitches must be prevented from mating. 3. 25. become habituated to noises, objects and activities in their environment. (b)another secure area in which water is provided and in which there is shelter. This is a draft item of legislation. An Impact Assessment allows those with an interest in the policy area to understand: Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. 10. (9) The licence holder must keep a register of all horses kept for the licensable activity on the premises, each such horse’s valid passport showing its unique equine life number and a record of its microchip number (if any). Laying of regulations and orders. 7. the name and contact details of each cat’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to the cat. (a)the consideration of an application for the grant, renewal or variation of a licence including any inspection relating to that consideration, and for the grant, renewal or variation. Those changes will be listed when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. ensure that each puppy ingests the correct share of the feed provided. (2) Supplementary feed and nutrients must be provided to any horse when appropriate. (3) All cats must be provided with toys or feeding enrichment (or both) unless advice from a veterinarian suggests otherwise. (b)the reasonable anticipated costs of consideration of a licence holder’s compliance with these Regulations and the licence conditions to which the licence holder is subject in circumstances other than those described in sub-paragraph (a) including any inspection relating to that consideration, (c)the reasonable anticipated costs of enforcement in relation to any licensable activity of an unlicensed operator, and. “unexpired” means still in force on, and with any of its term remaining after, the relevant date; “the relevant date” means the day before the date on which these Regulations come into force. (7) All the animals must be easily accessible to staff and for inspection and there must be sufficient light for the staff to work effectively and observe the animals. ensure that each puppy starts weaning as soon as it is capable of ingesting feed on its own. 12. Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully 9. The Secretary of State is, in relation to England, the appropriate national authority for the purpose of exercising the powers conferred by section 13(2), (7), (8) and (10) of and Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 1 to the Animal Welfare Act 2006(1), and makes the following Regulations in exercise of those powers. (7) Any crate in which a dog is kept must be in good condition and sufficiently large for the dog to sit and stand in it at full height, lie flat and turn around. another secure area in which water is provided and in which there is shelter. A local authority may at any time vary a licence—, (a)on the application in writing of the licence holder, or. (8) The licence holder must register with a veterinarian with an appropriate level of experience in the health and welfare requirements of any animals specified in the licence and the contact details of that veterinarian must be readily available to all staff on the premises on which the licensable activity is carried on. (iii)whether the operator is already meeting higher standards of animal welfare than are required by the licence conditions; (b)for a period of three years in respect of the activity or any part of the activity described in paragraph 10 of Schedule 1. A person who is disqualified under section 3(3) of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973(31) from keeping a breeding establishment for dogs. (4) If the personal representatives fail so to notify the local authority within the period specified in paragraph (3), the licence shall cease to have effect on the expiry of that period. (a)the dates of each cat’s arrival and departure. 2003/2919 and by article 2 and paragraph (2)(a) and (b) of the Schedule to S.I. the dates of each cat’s arrival and departure. Severe animal cruelty is covered under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. 12.—(1) In the event of the death of a licence holder, the licence is deemed to have been granted to, or renewed in respect of, the personal representatives of that former licence holder. 5.—(1) Each adult dog must be provided with opportunities for social contact with other dogs where such contact benefits the dogs’ welfare. 26.—(1) The dogs must be supervised at all times. (c)give notice of the licence holder’s right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal and the period under regulation 24 within which such an appeal may be brought. The government has recently published the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 under section 13 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. (7) Breeding bitches must be adequately supervised during whelping and the licence holder must keep a record of—. (6) The animals must be transported and handled in a manner (including for example in relation to housing, temperature, ventilation and frequency) that protects them from pain, suffering, injury and disease. 5.—(1) Social animals must not be exhibited if their removal from and reintroduction to the group with which they are usually housed causes them or any other animal within that group stress, anxiety or fear. if a veterinarian agrees for health or welfare reasons that it may be so transported, or. Part 3 sets out the circumstances and procedures under which a licence may be suspended, varied or revoked. (2) A local authority is the licensing authority for any licensable activity carried on on premises in its area. (3) A daily record of the workload of each horse must be maintained and available for inspection at any reasonable time. (f)state the country of origin of the animal. be notified in writing to the licence holder, state the local authority’s grounds for revocation, and. Section 3(1)(b) has been amended by paragraph 3 of the Schedule to S.I. (3) A local authority must attach to each licence granted or renewed—. There were other amendments to section 4 but they are not relevant. (12) Any gaps between cat units must be a minimum of 0.6 metres wide. PART 1. 2. (4) Any unexpired provisional licence granted under the Riding Establishments Act 1970(8) shall continue in force for the remainder of its term subject to the provisions of that Act and, so far as relevant, the Riding Establishments Act 1964 as those Acts had effect on the relevant date. A person who is disqualified under section 3(3) of the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963(33) from keeping a boarding establishment for animals. monitoring and ensuring the health and welfare of all the animals. a person who is for the time being registered in the supplementary veterinary register maintained under section 8 of that Act; “working day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales under section 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(4). (13) The licence holder must keep a record of any preventative or curative healthcare (or both) given to each dog. Paragraph B of Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000(48) (licensing and registration functions not to be the responsibility of an authority’s executive) is amended as follows—. 1976 c. 38. (2) When outside the premises, each dog must wear an identity tag which includes the licence holder’s name and contact details. keeping a dog on any premises pursuant to a requirement imposed under, or having effect by virtue of, the Animal Health Act 1981, breeding only assistance dogs or dogs intended to be used as assistance dogs within the meaning of section 173 of the Equality Act 2010(. You can see the full Animal Welfare Act 2018 here. There will be no puppies sold before they reach 8 weeks of age under any circumstances. the dates of each dog’s arrival and departure; each dog’s name, age, sex, neuter status, microchip number and a description of it or its breed; the number of any dogs from the same household; a record of which dogs (if any) are from the same household; the name, postal address, telephone number (if any) and email address (if any) of the owner of each dog and emergency contact details; in relation to each dog, the name, postal address, telephone number and email address of a local contact in an emergency; the name and contact details of the dog’s normal veterinarian and details of any insurance relating to the dog; details of each dog’s relevant medical and behavioural history, including details of any treatment administered against parasites and restrictions on exercise; details of the dog’s diet and related requirements; a record of the date or dates of each dog’s most recent vaccination, worming and flea treatments; details of any medical treatment each dog is receiving. Virtual Planning committee meeting Wednesday 4 November 2020 . (4) No female animal with unweaned offspring may be removed from its home environment and newborn, unweaned or dependent offspring must not be removed from their mothers. (5) All excreta and soiled bedding for disposal must be stored and disposed of in a hygienic manner and in accordance with any relevant legislation. 5. A person who has at any time held a licence which was revoked under regulation 12 of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010(26). Power to license premises for the breeding of dogs.” substitute “29. (5) Any unexpired licence granted in accordance with the provisions of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973(9) shall continue in force for the remainder of its term subject to the provisions of—. (a)be notified in writing to the licence holder, (b)state the local authority’s grounds for revocation, and. (b)specify the local authority that issued the licence. 19. (8) A local authority must not grant a licence to an operator, or renew an operator’s licence, in any circumstances other than those described in these Regulations. 4.—(1) It must be practicable to bring all the horses on the premises under cover. Under section 30 of the 2006 Act, local authorities may prosecute for any offence under the Act. (c)each cat’s microchip number, where applicable. Regulation 3 specifies these activities for the purposes of section 13(1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) and provides for local authorities to be the licensing authorities. Animal health and welfare framework (2018) A framework to help local authorities in England carry out controls under animal health and welfare legislation. 25.—(1) A register must be kept of all the dogs on the premises which must include—. 7. This definition has been amended by section 251(2) and 272(1) of, and Schedule 29 and paragraph 42 of Schedule 30 to, the Local Government Act 1972 and by section 22(3) of, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 9 to, the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. (4) Animals must be transported or handed to purchasers in suitable containers for the species and expected duration of the journey. give notice of the licence holder’s right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal and the period under regulation 24 within which such an appeal may be brought. (d)if built after the date on which these Regulations come into force, have a floor area of at least 1.9 square metres. (2) The licence holder must keep all such records for at least three years beginning with the date on which the record was created. (3) Subsequent reports must be published at intervals not exceeding five years. 7 Dec 2020. (11) Unless the licence holder keeps the dog as a pet, the licence holder must make arrangements for any dog no longer required for breeding to be appropriately rehomed. 26. display the age of the dog being advertised. (b)there has been a breach of these Regulations, (c)information supplied by the licence holder is false or misleading, or. mammals weaned at an age at which they should not have been weaned; non-mammals that are incapable of feeding themselves; puppies, cats, ferrets or rabbits, aged under 8 weeks. omit the entries relating to items 30 and 31. Subsection (2) was amended by section 64 of, and paragraphs 9(b) to (d) of Schedule 3 to, the Act. to fail to comply with regulation 7 or 19. leaving it or sending it by post to the person’s current or last known postal address, or. 1st October 2018 . (6) Paragraph (5) does not apply where the application is for the grant of such a licence which is to have effect immediately after the remainder of the term of a licence mentioned in regulation 27(5). (b)the average level of fees it has charged for licences it has granted or renewed for each licensable activity in each reference period. there has been a breach of these Regulations, information supplied by the licence holder is false or misleading, or. There is now a single licence for the selling, breeding and boarding of dogs, including for home boarders and daycare companies. 1. (b)at least two secure physical barriers between any dog and any entrance to or exit from it. Head Office 35 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1EB. The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. (2) Each dog must be provided with toys or feeding enrichment (or both) unless advice from a veterinarian suggests otherwise. the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018. for “29. (i)in relation to the entry relating to item 29, for “Section 1 of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 (c. 60), and section 1 of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 (c. 11).” substitute “Regulation 4 of those Regulations.”; (ii)omit the entries relating to items 30 and 31. its name (if any), age, sex, neuter status, description and microchip or ring number (if applicable). 10631] AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. no later than the next 31st May following the relevant reference date. There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to Animal Welfare Act 2006. (8) Cats must have constant access to their sleeping area. (2) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that the prospective owner is provided with information on the appropriate care of the animal including in relation to—, (f)the provision of suitable accessories, and. (b)providing boarding in kennels for dogs; 5. Breach of a licence condition must be treated as a relevant offence for the purposes of section 23 of the Act (entry and search under warrant in connection with offences). (i)details of its biological mother and biological father, (j)details of any veterinary treatment it has received, and. (4) In section 4(1) (inspection of pet shops), after “A local authority” insert “in Wales”. For more information see the EUR-Lex public statement on re-use. (8) The animals must not be handled by persons whose behaviour appears at the time to be influenced by the consumption of alcohol or by any psychoactive substance. 15. (b)gives birth to more than one litter of puppies in a 12-month period; (c)gives birth to more than six litters of puppies in total; (d)is mated if she has had two litters delivered by caesarean section. A person must not intentionally obstruct an inspector appointed for the purposes of the enforcement of these Regulations in the exercise of any powers conferred by or under the Act. (4) All toys and other enrichment items must be checked daily to ensure they remain safe and must be cleaned and disinfected at least weekly. (5) Constant access to fresh, clean drinking water must be provided in a suitable receptacle for the species that requires it. (3) Appropriate reference materials on the care of all animals for sale must be on display and provided to the prospective owner. (4) Where appropriate for the species, a toileting area and opportunities for toileting must be provided. (iii)the grant or renewal is appropriate having taken into account the report submitted to it in accordance with regulation 10. if those objectives remain appropriate, assess the extent to which they could be achieved in another way which involves less onerous regulatory provision. (4) All reasonable precautions must be taken to prevent and control the spread among the animals and people of infectious diseases, pathogens and parasites. the consideration of an application for the grant, renewal or variation of a licence including any inspection relating to that consideration, and for the grant, renewal or variation. (a)ensure that each puppy starts weaning as soon as it is capable of ingesting feed on its own. (5) A holding cat unit must only be used in an emergency and must not be used for longer than is necessary and in any event for no longer than a total of 12 hours in any 24-hour period. (3) All toys and other enrichment items must be checked daily to ensure they remain safe and must be cleaned and disinfected at least weekly. (3) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that any equipment and accessories being sold with a dog are suitable for it. (5) The licence holder and all staff must ensure that the purchaser is informed of the country of origin of the animal and the species, and where known, the age, sex and veterinary record of the animal being sold. (a)contain information about the operator, any relevant premises, any relevant records, the condition of any animals and any other relevant matter, and. the application gives such information as the local authority has required. earns any commission or fee from the activity. 8.—(1) All people responsible for the care of the animals must be competent in the appropriate handling of each animal to protect it from pain, suffering, injury or disease. (8) A separate bed must be provided for each adult dog. Tell us whether you accept cookies. the existing text becomes subsection (1) and in that text omit “England or”; A local authority in England may prosecute proceedings for an offence under section 2 committed in the area of the authority.
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