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Pet shops: Ashford Borough Council

Pet shops

To run a business selling pet animals you need to apply for a licence [pdf] 144KB and pay the fee [pdf] 93KB. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.

There are strict guidelines and conditions applied to the licence [pdf] 91KB to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all the animals.

Pet Shops are also required to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. More information can be found in the pet vending licensing 2013 model conditions [pdf] 404KB.

For further information email envhealth@ashford.gov.uk or call 01233 330508.

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