Any person offering facilities for
looking after cats or dogs away from their owners' home - requires
a licence. We charge licence fees in proportion to the
potential number of animals to be boarded. The number of
dogs and cats that may be accommodated will be detailed on the
licence, along with other specific conditions.
Licences have to be renewed every
year, on the 1st January. Please phone us to find out if
there is a licensed boarder in your area or to make an
We apply conditions to all licences,
based on national standards (The Chartered Institute of
The conditions help to protect the
welfare of animals by ensuring that any new establishments are
built to a high standard, and that all businesses are well
maintained and managed.
We make regular visits to all animal
boarders in the district. And we arrange veterinary
inspection of all potential new premises at additional cost for the
We may also require a veterinary
inspection where obvious animal health or welfare problems are
found to exist, or complaints about animal health are received.
Grant of a licence does not mean that we have given planning
permission: consent under town and County planning law may still be
required. Please contact Planning Services at the
Worcestershire Hub on 01684 862151.