Issue details

Animal Welfare Licensing Policy

Purpose of Report: To obtain final approval of Licensing Policy and conditions in relation to animal welfare licensing.

The Executive is asked to give final approval of a Licensing Policy and conditions relating to animal welfare licensing (animal boarding establishments, dangerous wild animals, pet shops, riding establishments, dog breeding, zoos, performing animals). The Policy was approved by Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee on 6 March 2018.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2018

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 26/04/18 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Tourism

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Department: Directorate of Economy and Place

Contact: Lesley Cooke Tel No. 01904 551515 Email:

Consultation process

An eight week public consultation took place in relation to the draft Animal Welfare Licensing Policy, from the 18 September to 13 November 2007

DEFRA – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
RSPCA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
PDSA – Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals
Specially Zoo Veterinary Surgeon (DEFRA)
Pet Industry Federation
BIAZA – British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Dogs Trust
Cats Protection
National Animal Welfare Trust
OATA – Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association
British Horse Society
AHVLA – Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
NARPS UK (Home Boarders) – National Association of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers
APHA – Animal and Plant Health Agency
North Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services
North Yorkshire County Council
Current Licence Holders
Ward Councillors
Relevant City of York Council Departments

Making Representations: Please contact the report author for further details.


Agenda items


  • Animal Welfare Licensing Policy  


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