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Fenland District Council urges pet owners to check animal welfare licences before using boarding kennels




Fenland District Council is reminding residents of the importance of using licensed establishments when it comes to buying or boarding pets this Christmas.

Whether you’re going away during the festive period and boarding your cats and dogs in kennels or day care, or buying a pet from a breeder or pet shop, it is important to check whether the business is licensed by the council.

Fenland District Council inspects establishments before granting licences to make sure animals are kept safe, treated well and kept in good conditions with suitable facilities, space and exercise.

Council urges pet owners to check animal welfare licences before using boarding kennels. (22112165)
Council urges pet owners to check animal welfare licences before using boarding kennels. (22112165)

Michelle Bishop, the council’s Licensing Manager, said: “In the best interests of animal welfare, we would encourage people to check whether local establishments are licensed before buying or boarding pets. By choosing licensed establishments you can have peace of mind that it is insured and fully compliant with the Animal Welfare Regulations.”

“We would also strongly encourage any unlicensed establishments to come forward, get licensed and join the council’s list of licensed providers.”

A public register of licensed animal boarding providers, dog breeders and sellers of all pet animals in Fenland is available at: www.fenland.gov.uk/licensing


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