The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018
Read the regulations.
The law governing the licensing of animal welfare establishments has changed from 1 October 2018. This brings a much needed update to the licensing of animal activities.
On this page, you will also find our latest list of licensed animal premises.
What animal activities require an animal license?
The new regulations apply to certain activities involving animals, including:
Regulatory guidance has been produced for all the above activities can be found by following the links on the left hand side of this page.
The following animal licenses are largely unaffected by the new regulations:
What happens next?
The council is currently in the process of reviewing the new legislation and guidance. As a result licence conditions will be changed and our fees and procedures will also need to be adjusted. If you have an animal license with Knowsley Council, we will contact you to let you know what the next steps are. In the meantime, you should review the above guidance to see how the changes might impact on your business.
Full list of Licensed Animal Premises in Knowsley
The number beside the animal premise is their star rating given by the council
Commercial boarders - Cats and/or dogs
|Cottage Kennels and Cattery (cats) (1 star)
||3 Moss Cottages
|Nursery Farm (dogs) (5 star)
|The Pets Country Manor (cats) (5 star)
||The Pets Country Manor
Day care - Dogs
None at present
Dog breeding establishments
Home boarders - Dogs
Keeping or training animals for exhibition
*Keeping or training animals for exhibition and zoos are not part of the rating scheme.
|Pets at Home (5 star)
||5A Cables Retail Park
|Whiston Pet Emporium (2 Stars)
||5 Greenes Road
|Whitaker's Garden Centre (5 star)
||J Whittaker and Sons
|Acorn Farm (5 star)
Knowsley Industrial Park
|Gellings Riding School (5 star)
|Lodge Riding Centre (5 star)
||Dacres Bridge Lane
|Tarbock Green Riding School (5 star)
|Knowsley Safari (N/A)
Anyone wishing to apply for a new license is strongly advised to contact Environmental Health before making an application.