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Animal Licensing

Animal boarding, dog breeding and horse riding establishments are all required to be licensed.

You may also need a licence to keep some animals which are considered to be wild, dangerous or exotic. For example:

  • Wild cats
  • Primates
  • Wild dogs, e.g. wolves
  • Certain pigs, e.g. wild boar
  • Marsupials - e.g. kangaroos, opossoms, bandicoots, wombats


►  Go to the website for a full list of animals you need a licence for

Hybrid or cross-bred animals may need a licence, depending on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor. Use our enquiry form if you are not sure.


You can discuss any of the above with the animal warden, Sue Knight, by calling UConnect on 01799 510510 or by emailing