Licences need to be held by a number of establishments under various Acts of Parliament. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 also places a duty of care on those who are responsible for animals to safeguard that animal's welfare. Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has a policy that sets out how it will carry out its duties under this legislation.

For a copy of the current Policy please contact Customer Contact Centre on 0116 288 8961

Licences are needed for the following:

  • Animal boarding establishments
  • Dogs, Cats and Doggy Day Care
  • Horse riding establishments
  • Pet shops
  • Dangerous wild animals
  • Dog breeding establishments
  • Zoo's
  • Keeping or Training Animals for exhibition

The application procedure, how decisions to grant or refuse are made and the conditions that will apply are explained in the policy.

Last updated: Friday, 7 July 2023 10:45 am